All Souls’ Day celebrates and honours the dead. According to Catholic belief, when people die, their souls go to one of three places: heaven, hell or purgatory, which is thought to be where most people end up to be cleansed and perfected before they enter heaven. It is primarily a Catholic holiday but it is also celebrated within a select few other Christian denominations.
All Souls’ Day is held on multiple different days depending on the sect of Christianity. In Western Christianity it is held on 1 November. Beliefs and practices associated with the day vary greatly depending on sects and countries.
To add a Facebook All Souls’ Day Frame to your profile picture, follow the steps below:
- Go to the: profile picture frame feature
- Search and select the frame you want on the left side. You can search for: “All Souls’ Day“
- If you want to switch back to your old profile picture without a frame select the time you want to switch back.
- Click Use as Profile Picture to save
- There are three major branches of Christianity: Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant. Roman Catholic has approximately 1.2 billion members; Protestant has 800 million and Eastern Orthodox 300 million.
- The custom of a special day to remember the faithfully departed on November 2 was first established by St. Odilo of Cluny at his abbey of Cluny in 998.
- Christianity is the largest religion in the world. Over 33% of people in the world identify as Christians and more than 72% of Europeans identify as Christians.
- To remember the dead, many cultures prepare meals for the souls of the dead, light candles or leave flowers on family graves and some pour holy water or milk over tombstones.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.– Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman philosopher.