|🕛 1 Nov 2019||🗀 Public Holiday|
All Saints’ Day, aka. All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas or the Feast of All Saints is a Christian festival celebrated in honor of all the saints, known and unknown.
When it’s All Saints Day
In Western Christianity, it is celebrated on November 01. On Eastern Christianity Churches, this holiday is celebrated on the first Friday after Easter.
|Year||Western Chruch||Eastern Chruch|
|2018||November 01||April 13|
|2019||November 01||May 01|
|2020||November 01||April 24|
|2021||November 01||May 07|
The modern holy day was established on November 01 by Pope Gregory III in the mid-eight century as a day dedicated to the saints and their relics.
All Saints’ Customs in Europe
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Sweden the tradition is to light candles and visit the graves of deceased relatives.
In Austria and Germany (Bavaria), tradition is for godfathers to give their godchildren “Allerheiligenstriezel” – a braided yeast pastry during the holiday.
In Spain, el Día de Todos los Santos is a national holiday. The play Don Juan Tenorio is traditionally performed during the All Saints.
In Portugal, Dia de Todos os Santos is a national holiday. Families remember their dead with religious observances and visits to the cemetery.
In Sweden and some parts of Portugal, people also light candles in the graves.
In France, the day is known as La Toussaint. It is custom that flowers, or wreaths called “couronnes de toussaints” are placed at graves or tombs.
All Saints’ in European Languages
|🇫🇷 La Toussaint||🇩🇪 Allerheiligen||🇪🇸 Día de Todos los Santos||🇮🇹 Tutti i Santi|
|🇳🇴 Allehelgensdag||🇨🇿 Den Všech svatých||🇩🇰 Allehelgensdag||🇳🇱 Allerheiligen|
|🇫🇮 Pyhäinpäivä||🇭🇺 Mindenszentek||🇸🇮 Dan vseh svetih||🇧🇦 Svi Sveti|
|🇸🇪 Alla helgons dag||🇭🇷 Dan svih svetih||🇵🇱 Wszystkich Świętych||🇷🇴 Ziua tuturor Sfinților|
|🇷🇺 День всех святых||🇹🇷 Azizler yortusu||🇮🇪 Lá na Naomh Uile||🇷🇸 Сви свети|