If you know me at all, you know I love pumpkin lattes. It's something I look forward to, and frankly, cannot understand why I cannot get one all year long!
It's a flavor, just like vanilla, or hazelnut, right? I also still love the tradition of carving pumpkins for the front porch. The activity brings me back to my childhood of sitting in the garage with my dad. It was a special time we shared.
Yet, why are pumpkins the symbol for fall? In the 19th century, when a lot of Irish immigrated to the United States, they brought the Halloween tradition of using vegetables to scare the spirits away. In America, the Irish discovered a new vegetable, the pumpkin, which is harvested in the fall, and began using it to scare the evil spirits.