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All Saints Day

All Saints Day honors all of the Catholic saints. It is celebrated on November 1st each year.

Celebration\ Observance

Many people visit family and give gifts to each other. Most buildings are closed other than railway stations and airports.

History

All Saints Day was first celebrated on May 13th 609 C.E. When Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas, the Pope made the day a holiday to honor the Blessed Virgin and martyrs.