Apparently carving vegetables has been a common practice throughout history. It’s pretty odd, but also lots of fun. Among all the American holiday traditions, it feels like it requires the most skill.
Christmas Trees require some planning, but usually look good no matter what happens to them. Same with Thanksgiving. Fireworks on the Fourth of July require professionals to do it right. And New Year’s is just chaos.
But Jack-o-Lanterns let everyone in the neighborhood show off some creativity (or their Pinterest-ing ability).
For me, it’s the cutting circles that kills the design.