ITEM #: 26066 Mr. Bones Ornament by Old World Christmas
From Old World Christmas. We love this ornament!! A spirit incarnate, this skeleton ornament is named Mr. Bones, and he hangs in a jaunty pose, like he is doing a jig! Each bone is individually glittered and detailed, it is sheer perfection! 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.