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If you’ve never visited Ireland, you are totally missing out. Beautiful countryside. Fantastic (and historic) pubs. Friendly locals. Just an all around travel bucket destination. But did you know that Halloween started in Ireland? Jack-o-lanterns have roots in Ireland when hollowed-out turnips held candles to keep evil spirits away. When the Irish came to North America, penniless and bereft of their homeland, they still clung to Halloween, carving readily available pumpkins instead of turnips. Get ready to experience Halloween in Ireland, where it all began.