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Long before pumpkins were ever used at Halloween there was the turnip lantern, a tradition that started in Europe. Carved out turnips faces were used to represent the dead at Samhain, Halloween (All Hallow’s Eve) and Trauliicht gët Gebrannt
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Ward off evil spirits with Jack o’ lanterns and scary masks, for the spirits (both good and bad) may pass through the border from the “other” world tonight!
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Trauliicht gët Gebrannt is a longstanding tradition in Munshausen, Luxembourg that involves all the boys in the town frightening all the girls with hollowed out turnip lanterns. The tradition was born out of guarding the village cattle. The boys herd the cattle back from their fields as night falls terrorising the female sex with their illuminated turnips as they go
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Picture: Pumpkins and Turnips by Merideth on Flickr
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