November Start- All Saints' Day: A Celebration of Thankfulness and Gratitude

Series: Life as Art | Story 18

November 2, 2023

November marks the beginning of a season of gratitude and holiday celebrations. It commences with November 1st, the observance of All Saints’ Day, cherished by Catholics and Anglican Christians alike. This is succeeded by All Souls’ Day, or Dia de los Muertos, a cherished Mexican tradition. All Saints’ Day is a solemn occasion dedicated to honoring all the saints of the church who have ascended to heaven.

Various customs are observed to pay homage to these saints, known and unknown. These include the lighting of candles, attending church services, placing flowers on graves, and tender...

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