Halloween (Monday 31 October) & more interesting Tutti i Santi (All Saints' Say)

Sans Peur
Grete & Fred Vithen
Tue 1 Nov 2016 17:23

"Tutti i Santi (All Saints' Day) is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven. 

November 2 is instead All Souls’ Day. In Italy it has a more macabre name, “Il giorno dei Morti” (The day of the Dead). A day in which we are supposed to go to the cemetery to pay respect to our dear departed. As a family tradtion, each year we used to go to our home village on November 1st."

Cimitero Cappuccini. Amazing! We never ever seen anything lik this before.
1 November, a public holiday, the whole of Licata was crowded with people visiting and decorating this spectacular massive graveyard.

​On the 31 October we had some Halloween visitors on our jetty.
An American tradition with origins from Irland/Scottland with celtic and viking influences.

"AllhalloweenAll Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed."