🎃  Jack-O-Lantern

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🎃 Emoji Meaning

This emoji represents a Halloween pumpkin and is often used to symbolize Halloween, autumn, or spookiness.

🎃 Meaning and explanation


The 🎃 emoji represents a carved pumpkin or jack-o'-lantern. There is a laughing face inside the pumpkin.


The jack-o'-lantern is an iconic symbol of Halloween, a celebration that takes place the night before All Hallows Eve (i.e. October 31st). As such, this emoji is often used to symbolize Halloween, carving pumpkins, or spooky things in general. It can also refer to fall in general, as pumpkins are a typical crop of the season.


The pumpkin emoji 🎃 was introduced as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are some examples:

Ready for Halloween! 🎃""
We're carving pumpkins tonight. 🎃""
I love the fall! 🎃"


In the context of holidays and seasons, the pumpkin emoji could be compared to other holiday emoji, such as the Christmas tree 🎄 (for Christmas) or the fireworks 🎆 (for New Year's). While each of these emoji symbolizes a specific holiday, the pumpkin emoji is used specifically for Halloween.

Also, the pumpkin emoji 🎃 could be compared to the pumpkin emoji 🥧, which is used more for baking pumpkin pies and general culinary themes, while 🎃 is more associated with Halloween and the fall season in general.

🎃 Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • 🎃 Gourd
  • 🎃 Halloween
  • 🎃 Pumpkin

Popular name:

🎃 Halloween

🎃 Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Fear
  • Surprise
Secondary Emotions
  • excited
  • confused
  • surprised

🎃 Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.


Basic emotion example

I feel as hollow as a pumpkin. 🎃💔

Associated feelings
  • disappointed
  • sad
  • saddened

Basic emotion example

Our Halloween party will be fantastic! 🎃🎉

Associated feelings
  • glad
  • optimistic
  • enthusiastic

Basic emotion example

Finally Halloween. 🎃🍂

Associated feelings
  • glad
  • clear
  • attentive
🎃 General Information
Category Activities




Keywordshalloween, halloween pumpkin, pumpkin
Unicode-Version Unicode 6.0
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0