All Saints Day Facts and Trivia : All Saints' Day -

Celebrated on: November 1

All Saints' Day Definition and Summary * The All Saints' Day celebrated on November 1 is when the Church commemorates all saints, known and unknown. The eve of All Saints is known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween.

* Prayers: All Saints' Day Prayers
Basic Facts About All Saints' Day * Liturgical Color(s): White

* Type of Holiday: Solemnity, Holy Day of Obligation (West); Feast (East)

* Time of Year: November 1 (in the East, the Sunday after Pentecost)

* Duration: One Day All the Saints * Celebrates/Symbolizes: All Saints, known and unknown

* Alternate Names: All Hallows, Hallowmas, Halloween

* Scriptural References: Mark 12:26-27; Ephesians 6:18; Hebrews 12:1, Revelation 5:8
Traditions and Customs

* Visiting Cemeteries (All Hallows' Eve)

* Giving "Soul Cakes" To The poor (All Hallows' Eve) Making soul cakes: A sketch

* Sheaf of Wheat

* Rayed Manus Dei (Hand of God)

* Crown

* Symbols of Individual Saints

Old Testament Typology Foreshadowing All Saints' Day

* All Old Testament Holy Men and Women Rayed Manus Dei: The hand of God * Old Testament Martyrs

* God's Covenants With Groups of People

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