ITEM #: 26068 Top Hat Skeleton Ornament by Old World Christmas
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From Old World Christmas. This Top Hat Skeleton glass ornament has his costume on: a black glittered top hat with purple trim on his skull and orange glittered bow tie. 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.