It's National Pumpkin Day! Show us yours! - WNEM TV 5

It's National Pumpkin Day! Show us yours!

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Halloween is right around the corner, but Oct. 26 is National Pumpkin Day!

It's a great excuse to light a pumpkin candle, eat a slice of pumpkin pie and carve a jack-o-lantern.

>>Slideshow: TV5 viewers share their jack-o-lantern photos<<

The United States produces 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins every year.

Illinois is the state that cultivates the most.

>>Slideshow: Saginaw woman carves creative pumpkins<<

The word pumpkin is derived from the word "pepon" which is Greek for "large melon."

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