All Saints Day in Images

By Shannon Henderson Published on October 31, 2017

Today is All Saints Day, a Christian festival celebrating those of the faith who’ve gone onto glory before us. From the exquisitely somber to the enthusiastically colorful, All Saints Day is commemorated in many ways by cultures across the globe. Enjoy these images from around the world. 

Candles and flowers fill a church graveyard for All Saints Day in Iłówiec, Poland.

Candles and flowers fill a church graveyard for All Saints Day in Iłówiec, Poland.

 

On November 1st of every year the people of both Santiago Sacatepéquez (pictured above), and Sumpango, Guatemala, put together giant kites to fly during the Day of the Dead during the All Saints Day Kite Festival.

On November 1st of every year the people of both Santiago Sacatepéquez (pictured above), and Sumpango, Guatemala, put together giant kites to fly during the All Saints Day Kite Festival.

 

Families camp out and picnic around their family plots to celebrate and remember deceased loved ones for All Saints Day, also known as Undas, in the Philippines.

Families camp out and picnic around their family plots to celebrate and remember deceased loved ones for All Saints Day, also known as Undas, in the Philippines.

 

All Saints Day evening celebration at Golden Haven Cemetery in Manila, Philippines, Oct. 31, 2011

All Saints Day evening celebration at Golden Haven Cemetery in Manila, Philippines, Oct. 31, 2011

 

A candle and flower-filled celebration of All Souls' Day in Rechnitz, Austria, which commemorates the faithful departed and follows All Saints' Day.

A candle and flower-filled celebration of All Souls’ Day in Rechnitz, Austria, which commemorates the faithful departed and follows All Saints’ Day.

 

All Saints Day Procession in Archeon, an archeological living museum in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands.

All Saints Day Procession in Archeon, an archeological living museum in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands.

 

All Saints Day Procession through Skogskyrkogården Cemetery near Stockholm, Sweden.

All Saints Day Procession through Skogskyrkogården Cemetery near Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Horsemen race during the All Saints Day celebrations in Todos Santos Cuchumatan municipality, Huehuetenango department, 310 km west of Guatemala City on November 1, 2012.

Horsemen race during the All Saints Day celebrations in Todos Santos Cuchumatan municipality, Huehuetenango department, 310 km west of Guatemala City on November 1, 2012.

 

Families gather to remember and pray for deceased family members on All Saints Day at Old Cemetery in Łódź, Poland.

Families gather to remember and pray for deceased family members on All Saints Day at Old Cemetery in Łódź, Poland.

 

Deacon Keith Fournier argues in an article for The Stream that the Church must fight to reclaim Halloween (“All Hallows Eve”) for Christ. One way to battle the goblins, ghosts and ghoulish make-up is through children dressing in costumes for All Saints Day.  Besides, it’s darn cute. 

 

 

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