Tombstone Christmas Ornament
26062 Merck Family's Old World Christmas
Ornament measures approximately 3 1/2", made of mouth blown, hand painted glass. Front and back shown.
Free gift box.
This ornament is retired.
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 hopes of keeping the evil spirits away.