All Saints' Day a holy day of obligation
All Saints' Day a holy day of obligation is held on November 1. A national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. And its related observance: Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. - Mexico, Haiti. This event in the first decade of the month November is annual. Help us
All Saints' Day, also called All Hallows' Day, Hallowmas, or Feast of All Saints, in the Christian church, a day commemorating all the saints of the church, both known and unknown, who have attained heaven. On the Solemnity of All Saints, November 1, the Church celebrates those Christians who achieved spiritual maturity. It is a day to venerate all the holy men and women who have been canonized by the Church.
In 609 A.D., under Pope Boniface IV, the first All Saints' Day is celebrated on May 13. He dedicated the Pantheon to the Virgin Mary and the Martyrs. In 837 A.D., Pope Gregory III made All Saints' Day a holiday on November 1. It officially became a holy day of obligation under King Louis the Pious.
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