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All Saints’ Day


All Saints Day (also known as All Hallows) is on 1 November every year. In Spain, it is a national holiday and families typically gather at local cemeteries to pay their respects to the departed and decorate family tombstones with flowers.

Next All Saints’ Day: 1 November 2017

It is a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries (including Spain) and the day traditionally commemorates all those who have attained the “beatific vision” in heaven.

In the Catholic church, All Souls’ Day on 2 November commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached heaven. Christians who celebrate All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day believe there is a spiritual bond between those in heaven and the living.

In Marbella, families typically gather at local cemeteries to pay their respects to the departed and decorate the tombstones with flowers. Mass is performed in the cemetery a number of times throughout the day.

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All Saints’ Day