All Saints’ Day in France

All Saints' Day 2012

All Saints’ Day 2012 (Photo credit: KrzysztofTe Foto Blog)

In the Middle Ages, it became customary to hold a commemoration of the dead each year. So having honoured the saints on the 1 November, prayers were said the following day for the dead.

via All Saints’ Day: information and maps – France.fr.

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