Today, we are going to teach you how to carve a pumpkin. These instructions offer a simple, step by step guideline on how to successfully carve a beautiful pumpkin. Why would a person carve a pumpkin you ask? Many people, young and old, carve pumpkins at Halloween time. Halloween, also called “All Hallows Eve” or “All Saints Day” “Day of the Dead” or “Devil’s Night,” is most commonly an annual American holiday that is celebrated on October 31st, however, it is celebrated in Ireland, Scotland, Canada and Mexico as well. Pumpkin carving is one of many activities that take place during Halloween. Trick-or-treating, dressing in costumes, attending haunted houses and bonfires, and bobbing for apples are also typical around this time. Thinking up ideas for your pumpkin and designing scary Jack-o-lantern faces are the best part of the holiday. People of all ages enjoy carving pumpkins; however, children should be supervised by an adult as there is a knife and open flame involved in carving a pumpkin. Carving your pumpkin will take you approximately an hour with clean up and design included. It won’t take long to make but your pumpkin will illuminate your doorstep or window for weeks during the Halloween season.