All Saint’s Day – Solemnity of All Saints

Nov. 1st. is All Saint’s DayNovember 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 60 days remaining until the end of the year.

In medieval England the festival was known as All Hallows, hence the name Halloween [ = All Hallows’ eve ] for the preceding evening.

Read more: All Saints’ Day — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/society/all-saints-day.html#ixzz2BK55bq

All Saints’ Day (also known as All HallowsSolemnity of All Saints, or The Feast of All Saints)[3] 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. All Saints’ Day is the second day of Hallowmas,[4] and begins at sundown on the 31st of October (celebrated as Hallowe’en) and finishes at sundown on the 1st of November. It is the day before All Souls’ Day.

All Saints' Day   Church Yard in Poland. Se all the images here:

All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church. A holiday in ArgentinaAustriaBelgiumBrazilChileCroatiaEcuadorFinlandFranceGermanyGuatemala,HungaryItalyLebanonLithuaniaLuxembourgMalta (for schools only), MauritiusMexicoPeru, the PhilippinesPolandPortugalSeychellesSlovakiaSloveniaSpain, and parts of Switzerland

Some events

Halloween – a byproduct I could be without.

Let the kids dress up and pester the neighbours at Summer Solstice – Midsummer. Celebrate with bon-fires all night.

The weather is usually good, and light evenings, not rain, dark and stormy. At least put fluorescent and reflective on all their clothing, so the can be seen by the motorist.

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