Have a safe and fun holiday from the Paranormal Explorers!!
All Saints‘ Day is a feast day celebrated on 1st November.
All Souls‘ Day on the 2nd of November, is a time to pray for departed souls.
All Saints’ Day November 1st*
All Saints‘ Day, also called All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, or Feast of All Saints, in the Christian church. It’s a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.
All Souls‘ Day November 2nd*
All Souls‘ Day is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead. The intent is for the living to assist those in purgatory. Many western churches annually observe All Souls‘ Day on November 2 and many eastern churches celebrate it prior to Lent and the day before Pentecost.
This day is always celebrated on 2 November. All Souls’ Day follows All Saints’ Day and is also called the Feast of All Souls, Defuncts’ Day (in Hungary, France, Italy, and Ecuador), Day of the Dead (Mexico) or Commemoration of the Faithful Departed.
*from Google search
Why are these days important? Why should I care if I’m not religious, don’t belong to an religious organization or don’t attend a church? These are good questions. My answer is this:
YOU SHOULD CARE about the All Saints’ Day because of the hundreds of thousands of people who sacrificed their lives throughout the centuries for others. Also for the people who were tortured and murdered by various governments and political regimes. These people, no matter what, are saints. Not in the religious sanctified church eyes, but they are saints to people who were persecuted, rescued or represented what was right and good. Honour them. Light a candle.
YOU SHOULD CARE about the All Souls’ Day because of all the friends and family (ancestors) who have passed before you. They gave you life, love, laughter and sustenance. Honour them and light a candle in their memory and cherish their photos.
Stay safe and have fun!!
Here is the link to the Candice Anne Marshall podcast interview that I participated in. I hope people enjoy it and find some humor and pause for thought for the spirits of loved ones who are around us.
A day late in posting, but that’s what happens when you are celebrating Canada’s Birthday all day and don’t have time for anything else!
It’s Christmas Eve. For some, Christmas is a joyous occasion. For others it’s a painful reminder they have lost a loved one, and that awful fact overshadows any pleasure they could hope to receive this season.
Mourning is a necessary process we all must go through in order to function at a “normal” level of living. You have to remember that if you are mourning a loved one, or just enjoying the simple pleasures of Christmas, your loved ones actually are with you in spirit. Even if you cannot see or sense them, they are there.
Please, believe that they are okay,
whether they are people or beloved pets.
They will be with you to either comfort you in your mourning process, or to celebrate the holidays with you. However painful it will be for you, place a photo or memento of your loved one within view of your holiday celebration, dinner or party.
Tell them you LOVE them, and MISS them.
It helps YOU even if it’s only feels like a tiny percentage, and your loved ones appreciate it!!