When Is All Saint’s Day 2017
All Saints’ Day 2017 is on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
What is All saint’s day
All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas (saints have historically been known as hallows) or Feast of All Saints, is a Christian celebration to honor all known (and unknown) saints and martyrs. It always falls on November 1 and is preceded by Halloween, its vigil, on October 31 and followed by All Souls’ Day on November 2. Together these three days of remembering the dead form the triduum (a religious observance lasting three days) of Hallowtide or Allhallowtide. People traditionally visit the graves of deceased relatives during this time. While All Saints’ Day is dedicated to those who are in heaven, All Souls’ Day is a day of prayer for those who have died but have not yet reached heaven.
In Eastern Christianity the Feast of All Saints is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost, called All Saints’ Sunday.
All Saints’ Day is closely related to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead and the Celtic Samhain festival.
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