All Souls Days
(Dia de los Muertos)
Hello Friends, I want to share information about the spiritual festival that takes place on November 1 and 2, yes is after the Samhain festival.
Let me tell you that this Samhain party is not only for the Autumn-Winter solstice but also to start the festival of the dead, means the spirits and the rituals that are carried out in union with nature, the universe and its animals.
Although if North America has industrialized it like Christmas, let’s not forget its true origin and how it should be done.
All Saints’ Day, which is celebrated globally, is closely tied with All Souls’ Day, which was first instituted at the monastery in Cluny in 993 CE and quickly spread throughout the Christian world.
1st November- All Saints’ Day
Every year on November 1st, All Saints Day is observed in order to honour all the saints. It is regarded as an opportunity for Christians to remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown, throughout Christian history.
Why is 1st November a public holiday?
All Saints’ Day is generally celebrated on 1st November as a commemoration day for all Christian saints. It may also be known as All Hallows’ Day, Solemnity of All Saints, Hallowmas, or Feast of Saints.
2nd November- All Souls’ Day
All Souls’ Day is observed on November 2nd to honour the souls who have passed away. In Roman Catholicism, November 2nd commemorates all faithfully departed souls who are believed to be in purgatory because they died with the guilt of lesser sins on their souls.
What is All Souls Day celebrated with?
It is a centuries-old tradition in Western Christianity to observe All Souls’ Day on November 2 by attending mass, offering prayers and sacrifices, and lighting candles to help ease the suffering of those who have died without having been saved and whose souls are believed to be in purgatory.
What’s the difference between All Saints day and All Souls Day?
All Saints’ Day is celebrated on November 1st to remember all saints and martyrs during Christian history. It is followed by All Souls’ Day on November 2nd to commemorate those who have passed within the faith.
How do you honor All Souls Day and Dia de los Muertos?
-Visit the final resting place of a loved one
-Take their favorite things to the grave
-Light a candle
-Create a memorial online
-Publish a tribute
-Set up a memorial at home
-Hold a remembrance lunch or dinner
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