All Souls’ Day, emerging on 2nd November each year, is a special Christian day right after All Saints’ Day. It’s a chance to remember lost loved ones, focusing on family rather than saints. It’s all about getting together, visiting graveyards, and sharing stories, where those in purgatory are remembered with prayers and kind deeds.
All Souls’ Day is celebrated worldwide, stretching way beyond its Catholic beginnings to different Christian groups who embrace its universally shared values, regardless of cultural differences. Take Mexico’s Día de los Muertos – it’s a perfect example of this, bursting with its own traditions and rituals. Joining in can be as simple as having a quiet moment to think of someone you miss. Whether it’s lighting a candle, looking at old photos, or just sitting quietly, these small acts keep their memory alive. And that’s the heart of it.