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DESAFÍO 2: The legend behind the Halloween pumpkin

                         

The tradition of carving faces into vegetables dates to the Celts as  part of their autumnal celebration and they are a symbol of Halloween.

What is the  traditional name of these pumpkins  and what is the legend of that name?

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fecha_inicio:
2018-10-22
fecha_fin:
2018-11-05
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solucion:
INGLÉS DESAFÍO 2                                              SOLUCIÓN:   The name is Jack O´Lantern. A jack-o'-lantern (or jack o'lantern) is named by the Celts.They wanted to light the way to their homes for the good spirits and to scare away the ghost of a man nicknamed Stingy Jack, who has been wandering around ever since he made a deal with the Devil According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. The Devil agreed but when Jack saw the coin, as stingy as he was, he put it into his pocket and left without paying. Stingy Jack told the Devil that he would release him only if the Devil didn’t bother him for a year and if he didn’t accept him in hell when Jack died. The Devil was fair to their deal, but Jack was still Stingy and tricked the Devil once again. However, Jack died after just a few years. Neither God nor the Devil wanted to claim Jack’s soul. God said that he couldn’t accept such an indecent person in heaven while the Devil, on the other hand, couldn’t break the deal he had with Jack for not claiming his soul. So he gave Jack only a burning coal to lighten his path and left him wondering in the dark night.

Solución:

INGLÉS DESAFÍO 2                                              SOLUCIÓN:   The name is Jack O´Lantern. A jack-o'-lantern (or jack o'lantern) is named by the Celts.They wanted to light the way to their homes for the good spirits and to scare away the ghost of a man nicknamed Stingy Jack, who has been wandering around ever since he made a deal with the Devil According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. The Devil agreed but when Jack saw the coin, as stingy as he was, he put it into his pocket and left without paying. Stingy Jack told the Devil that he would release him only if the Devil didn’t bother him for a year and if he didn’t accept him in hell when Jack died. The Devil was fair to their deal, but Jack was still Stingy and tricked the Devil once again. However, Jack died after just a few years. Neither God nor the Devil wanted to claim Jack’s soul. God said that he couldn’t accept such an indecent person in heaven while the Devil, on the other hand, couldn’t break the deal he had with Jack for not claiming his soul. So he gave Jack only a burning coal to lighten his path and left him wondering in the dark night.

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