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Pumpkin carving event to be held October 31, 2018



"There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight." --UNKNOWN

Why Carved Pumpkins are a Symbol of Halloween: The tradition of carving faces into vegetables dates to the Celts. As part of their autumnal celebration, they wanted to light the way to their homes for the good spirits, so they carved faces into vegetables such as turnips and squash. These carved vegetables were eventually called Jack O’Lanterns by the Irish who told a legend about a farmer named Jack who made a bargain with the devil that left him wandering the earth for all time. When the immigrants arrived in America and found a bountiful supply of pumpkins, they soon adopted the pumpkin as the best fruit (and it is a fruit!) for carving Jack O’Lanterns.”

In partnership with ELI, come carve pumpkins with American students. Wear a Halloween costume! Tissa Peiris, Cross Cultural Communication Instructor, will briefly explain American Halloween traditions.

DATE: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

TIME: noon-2 p.m.


Everyone is invited.

Global Connection Gathering, hosted by the Office of Research Support and International Affairs’ International Student and Scholar Services, offers a casual and comfortable environment in which people from other countries living in the U.S. and studying at Gallaudet, as well as members of the campus community who are U.S. citizens, can gain mutual understanding of the many cultures represented at Gallaudet, learn about immigration issues, and meet new friends. These goals are in keeping with Gallaudet Strategic Plan #2, “…Gallaudet is a place where all members feel welcomed, supported, included, and valued for their unique qualities and individual contributions.” You will have the opportunity to ask questions, collaborate, socialize, share cultures, give support, share ideas, listen, and have fun. This boosts spirits and benefits the greater community.

Posted by Ana Paula Myrick | Posted October 22, 2018 at 9:49 AM


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002