All Saints’ Day (Dušičky)

While we in the West celebrate Hallowe’en, the Slavs celebrate All Saints’ Day on the 1st of November. this is a particularly somber affair which involves visiting all the graves of departed family members and loved ones, cleaning their plots, lighting candles and laying flowers. It is a day of remembrance which can require driving many hours to make sure no deceased loved one is left out.

At night, the various cemeteries shine brightly from all the candles placed atop the graves.

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