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November 1st day of the dead. My co worker takes this day very seriously. I thought this was more of an hispanic culture belief. Shes not hispanic. have u ever honored (for lack of better word) this day? How? Are there traditions with this day? She even took off work.

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      Lazylola wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • All Saints’ Day (in the Roman Catholic Church officially the Solemnity of All Saints and also called All Hallows or Hallowmas), often shortened to All Saints, is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.

      The day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven and is a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. In the Roman Catholic Church, the next day, All Souls’ Day, specifically commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached heaven.

      Catholics celebrate All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day because of the fundamental belief that there is a prayerful spiritual communion between those in the state of grace who have died and are either being purified in purgatory or are in heaven (the ‘church penitent’ and the ‘church triumphant‘, respectively), and the ‘church militant’ who are the living. Different Christian traditions define, remember and respond to the saints in very different ways.




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      Lazylola wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • I’ve never done anything special....when I was younger my grandmother would have us take her to the cementary to deliver flowers.




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      Irina Hurme wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • We celebrate it in Finland at the first Saturday in November. We call it Pyhäinpäivä aka All Saints day. We take candles to the cemetary to all our loved ones graves. No other traditions in my family for this day. There might be other traditions that I don’t know. But good food is widely done in this day. heart




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      Coralee Flug wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • My sister is in Nicaragua right now and they are off to deliver flowers and clean up around lost ones grave sites. Her daughters are going to blog about all the other festivities I will make sure to post when they have written.




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      Suzann wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • Fascinating.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • I am going to All Souls Day mass.  In our church (Catholic) and many other Catholic churches, we are encouraged to bring our deceased loved ones’ pictures and put is around the altar.  We pray for the repose of their souls.




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      Diane17 wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • When I was a practicing Catholic, I went to Mass on All Saints Day, because I think it’s a Holy Day of Obligation, isn’t it?

      I go to a Methodist church now and we don’t really celebrate this holiday.




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Nov 1, 2010
    • heart I always went to mass but never thought about it. Sounds bad but maybe its because we visited our love ones graves regularly. Ruby thank you.
      I guess when my co worker speaks of it refering always to the day of the dead I always thought maybe it was different in meaning.
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      Kmarie wrote Nov 3, 2010
    • I also celebrate All Saints Day on November 1 and All Souls day on November 2. The Archbishop presides over Mass in Arlington Cementary here and it is a lovely service. As achild and many of my relatives still follows this tradition in my Father’s family, they traveld to the old slave cementary  Kings River with baskets full of candles and food. We visit the graves and the elders pass on the stories of our relatives buried there. As a child my Grandfather, Great Grandfather  and Mother would I would not only know my history, but the scarifcies that they made for me and know that I am praying for them and they are parying for me too. We also attended Mass




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