What is All Saints’ Day?

What is All Saints’ Day?

On November 1, the Catholic Church celebrates All Saints’ Day. It is a feast instituted in honor of the deceased. Traditionally, one attends cemeteries, honors the deceased, prays and spends time with the family. In addition to eating sweets typical of the time, such as the saint bones or wind doughnuts.

In Spain and in many other countries with Catholic roots, the tradition on this day is to visit the tombs of the deceased as a family, and adorn them with wreaths and bouquets of flowers. Thousands of people enter cemeteries in every city. A few days before, many relatives come to the cemetery to clean the tombs and confirm that they are ready for the celebration, since, considering this national holiday, the cemeteries will be crowded. It is a day to remember the people who left forever and to spend some time by their side. On that day the cemeteries are more beautiful than ever: clean, with fresh flowers, and full of colors. Want to know more about this party? Keep reading!

 

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