In Ireland and the U.K., carving a pumpkin for Halloween is perfectly normal. However, if you're paying attention to history, as many Twitter users did this year, carving faces into a turnip is equally valid. Yes, you read that right. In the U.K., many people are carving turnips for Halloween.
Me too. Been pumpkinning for some years now. Reverted to turnip two years ago as an experiment. Nearly hacked my left arm off.— Lisa Mackenzie (@lnmackenzie1) October 29, 2017
It’s the best thing you lot have brought over tbh. Turnips stink and are almost impossible to carve— EldritchAnnMary (@EllenAnnMary) October 29, 2017