Having returned to the Catholic Church, I want to share my passion about God and all I didn't know that I didn't know about the Catholic Faith the first time around. This is a Catholic centered blog about the faith, music, movies, books (especially fantasy), writing, and Catholic homeschooling in California.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
All Saints Day Nov. 1
A Blessed All Saints Day to You
So, you heard there was some special day after Halloween. You were right. But what was it?
It's All Saints Day! You see, Halloween is sort of slang for All Hallows Eve. Hallows are "Holy Ones." The following day, November 2nd is All Souls day, or The Day of the Dead.
But back to All Saints Day, Nov. 1st. In the fourth century it was established by the Church as the Feast of the Martyrs but extended to celebrate all the saints in the eighth century. In the ninth century it became a holy day of obligation, so if you're Catholic, get your tail to church. :)