All Saints’ Day is celebrated every year on November 1, just after Halloween. It is also referred to as “Feast of All Saints”, “Hallowmas”, and “All Hallows’ Day”. Christians observe the All Saints Day Holiday and offer special prayers in Church to honor the dead people who have been beatified and are now in heaven.
All Saints’ Day is specifically celebrated to recognize the departed souls of saints that have reached heaven.
This festival is celebrated across the world, majorly in Mexico. The Mexican people celebrate this day as “Día de los Muertos”.
All Saints’ Day: History and Significance
The exact history of All Saints’ Day is still not known clearly. According to some theories, pope Boniface IV established All Saints Day. Earlier, the holiday was observed in mid-May but Pope Gregory III changed it to November.
All Saints’ Day’s significance is to remember the dead people (known/unknown) and honor them.
Why Do People Celebrate It in November?
As per the Celtic culture, November is the darkest time of the year because it is accompanied by drastic weather changes, farming, and agricultural changes, and there is darkness everywhere.
As November is dark and there is apparently no life, Celts chose this month to remember the dead people and celebrate All Saints’ Day.