Discover the terrifying legend behind WhatsApp’s pumpkin head

You won’t believe the story behind this terrifying pumpkin emoji. We will tell you all the details in the following note.

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WhatsApp is an instant messaging application that currently has more than 3,000 emoticons to use in different situations and express feelings, emotions, ideas or represent something specific. One of these icons refers to Halloween, we talk about the emoji known as ‘pumpkin head’, Do you know the terrifying legend behind its creation? We will tell you about it in detail below.

The more than 3,000 emojis that WhatsApp has been divided into the following categories: emoticons and people, animals and nature, food and drinks, activities, trips and places, objects, symbols, and finally flags. In the first section, we have just mentioned is the ‘pumpkin head’.

Although emojis are commonly used so that you can express your moods such as: sadness, happiness, anguish, etc., there are others that were created to represent something specific, this is the case of the pumpkin head and you will not believe what there is behind its creation.


The pumpkin head emoji is shown in orange, the upper stem green, and the eyes, nose, and mouth yellow, giving a very scary feeling, Emojipedia reported. This icon is also known as ‘Jack-o’-lantern’ (Jack’s lantern in Spanish), Who is this mysterious character? He is the protagonist of a famous Irish legend from which the traditional symbol of Halloween emerged, the day when this emoticon is most shared.

Legend has it that there was a man nicknamed ‘Stingy Jack’, whose soul was so black that even the devil himself had to disguise himself as a human to check if a said person really existed, detail various media on Google, including Wikipedia.



  • Pumpkin.
  • Halloween.
  • Jack-O-Lantern.

Did you know that a new emoji pack was launched this September? We recommend that you click here so that you can learn about the new emojis that you will use. Among them is a ‘pregnant man’, ‘mouth biting lips’, ‘hands that form a heart’, and many more.

Do you have a problem with WhatsApp? Do you need to report it? If you have any kind of problem, then you should write to your contact email: [email protected] or [email protected]. You can also make the same request from your iPhone through the exclusive service for iOS.

Now, if you need to make a general query, you can fill in the form using this link. There you just have to put your phone number, in addition to the code of your region, and then write your message after identifying yourself.


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    Written by Sapna Verma

    Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 10 years.

    For over 7 years in journalism. Half of them are as editor. My weakness is doing mini-investigations on new topics.

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