All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day is celebrated by the Catholic Church annually on November 1. It is a solemn holy day, which is dedicated to all the saints of the Church. Saints are those who have attained heaven. All Saints’ Day observances focus on known saints or those recognised in the canon of saints by the Catholic Church. Catholics attend Mass on All Saints’ Day. All Saints’ Day was initiated by Pope Boniface IV, who consecrated the Pantheon at Rome to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs on May 13 in 609 AD.

All Saints’ Day is also celebrated by members of the Eastern Orthodox Church and protestants churches such as Lutheran and Anglican churches.