The Feast of All Souls, also known as All Souls’ Day, is observed on November 2nd by various Christian denominations. It is a day set aside to pray for and remember the souls of the departed who, according to Christian belief, are in purgatory and undergoing purification for their earthly sins. The tradition is rooted in the ancient Christian practice of praying for the dead, especially those one believes to be close to entering Heaven. On this day, many attend church services, offer prayers, alms, and perform acts of charity in memory of deceased loved ones. Cemeteries are often visited, with families lighting candles on graves, a symbol of hope and the eternal light of heaven. All Souls’ Day follows All Saints’ Day and is the concluding celebration of the Hallowtide triduum, which begins with Halloween.
Feast of All Souls
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