november 02, 2012

Halloween or Alla helgons dag?


Kids may be celebrating Halloween all over the world this week. We are celebrating Alla helgons dag this weekend - a time to remember friends and family members, gone before us, by placing lit candles on their graves. 

November 1 is the proper All Saints’ Day (Alla helgons dag), though we celebrate it the first Saturday of November. It's actually a Medieval Catholic invention to remember those Saints who doesn't have a day of their own in the calendar. Later, the following day, November 2, became All Souls’ Day, a day for everyone to remember those who had passed away. In late 18C the two days were combines into All Saints’ Day, and quite recently it was moved to the first Saturday in November here in Sweden. More than you ever wanted to know, right? 

Happy Halloween to all who celebrate it this weekend. 



Images courtesy of: 

CREATIVE LIVING Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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