Why are pumpkins carved during thanksgiving?

@mansha (6301)
India
November 13, 2006 3:30pm CST
I am not christian and I really want to know-whats the significance and how it originated?
5 responses
@MakDomMom (1475)
• United States
14 Nov 06
We do not carve pumpkins for Thanksgiving - but there is quite a bit of controversy about Halloween. Here is a good indicator if Christainity... A woman was asked by a coworker, "What is it like to be a Christian?" The coworker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin." God picks you from the patch, brings you in, & washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top & scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, & greed. Then He carves in you a new smiling face & puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."
@mansha (6301)
• India
19 Nov 06
I lke the idea and your explanation.Terrific.
@MakDomMom (1475)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Thank you!
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
19 Nov 06
They are carved to make Pumpkins Pies.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
19 Nov 06
Arte thet tasty? Never heard of this.
• United States
19 Nov 06
I have no idea
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@mansha (6301)
• India
19 Nov 06
Thanks anyway
• United States
14 Nov 06
I have only carved pumpkins at Halloween around October 31st. I don't think it is a Christian thing, just an american thing
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@mansha (6301)
• India
19 Nov 06
But I think people of other countries too carve pumpkins like canada for one.
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
13 Nov 06
We usually carve pumpkins for Halloween, not Thanksgiving. I'm not sure how the custom originated. I do it with my kids just for fun. It's something fun we can do together and then we set it out for a decoration during Halloween.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
19 Nov 06
I know but isn't it difficult to carve a pumpkin.Messy too,but they sure look lovely.