Skeletons are striking Halloween symbols because they are a stark reminder of death. Skeletons remind us that Halloween has always been a holiday about the dead.

For some, it’s believed that on Halloween night the spirits of the dead can walk the earth.

Another reason skeletons are great Halloween symbols is because the visual of skeleton costumes, with white bones on a black background, looks good on TV and in movies.

Skeletons have become such popular Halloween symbols that you can now get fun skeleton dogs, birds, cats, and other animals as decorations. (King Halloween).

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix GF1 and Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6

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