Delve into the rich Irish folklore surrounding the origins of the Jack O'Lantern, tracing its roots back to the tale of Stingy Jack, a man who deceived the Devil and was condemned to wander the Earth for eternity. Initially crafted from turnips in Ireland, these carved pumpkins were believed to ward off evil spirits, especially during the Samhain festival. The tradition evolved in America, where pumpkins replaced turnips, but the essence of the Jack O'Lantern remains a blend of protection, remembrance, and a celebration of ancient customs.