ITEM #: 26026 Mini Ghost Ornament by Old World Christmas
From Old World Christmas. Just like Casper the Ghost, this mini Ghost ornament is a friendly ghost, with his arms open wide and a rosy cheeked grin on his face. Halloween has its origins in the
ancient festival of Samhain, the
Celtic New Year, when spirits were
allowed to return to earth to visit.
Christianity incorporated this into
All Hallow's Eve, Oct. 31, prior to
All Saints Day. The Irish brought
Halloween to America in the 1840's,
with the tradition of dressing in
costumes and playing pranks in the
hope of keeping evil spirits away.