Did you know that this pumpkin tradition was originated in Ireland and its first name was Stingy Jack? Once he invited the Devil and tricked him - asked him to turn into a silver coin. Resentful Devil sent Jack off into the dark night and left him only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into carved-out veg - pumpkin- and has been walking on the Earth. The Irish began to call this figure Jack of the Lantern and simplified it to Jack O’Lantern. Halloween cursor with Jack-O'-Lantern.