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ALL SAINTS' DAY

When is All Saints' Day in 2022?

All Saints' Day in 2022 is on the Tuesday, 1st of Nov (11/01/2022).

All Saints' Day is on the 305nd day of 2022. There are 60 days left in the year.

All Saints' Day Facts

  • Date: Nov 01, 2022
  • Religious
  • Also Called: All Hallows, All-Hallomas
  • Celebrations: Cleaning the graves, Offering flowers and light candles on the graves
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All Saints' Day is a Christian festival, celebrated to pay tribute to all the saints. The celebration day may vary from place to place but the motto remains the same. Western Christianity celebrates this day on 1st November while the Eastern Christianity celebrates on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Another name for All Saints' Day is All Hallows' Day, All-Hallomas or All Hallows Tide.

Offering flowers and lighting candles on the graves is a very common practice on All Saints' Day. Some European and Latin American countries such as Portugal, Spain and Mexico, make offerings on this day. It is also a tradition in many countries such as Hungary, Italy and Belgium to visit the graves of dead relatives and bring flowers to the graves on this day. In some other parts of the Europe such as Romania, Austria, Poland, Croatia, and Austria people visit graves of their departed relatives and light candles on top. Some Asian countries celebrate All Saints' Day. In the Philippines, for example, people make repairs to or clean the graves while visiting the graves of their deceased relatives.

In France, the All Saints' Day celebration begins on November 1st. It begins with church services that include special prayers in memory of all the Saints with the focus being turned towards the dead by the time evening sets in. People from all over the country gather around the graves of their deceased relatives for decorating and cleaning the graves and for lighting candles on top of them. All Saints' Day is closely connected with All Souls' Day which is held on the November 2nd each year. This day is devoted to praying for the souls of the diseased who are not yet glorified. Even though All Saints' Day is celebrated in many countries of the world it is not considered a public holiday in most of these countries.

It is said that All Saints' Day can be traced back to the Greek Christians in the fourth century when they participated in a festival in tribute to all martyrs and Saints on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Other sources suggest that the tribute to the "All Martyrs" can be traced back as early as 270 CE. Although Pope Gregory IV officially made All Saints' Day a holiday in 835 CE, no one has confirmed the exact date of when or where this custom first started. It is believed that the date of November 1st was chose to replace the Festival of the Dead which is primarily celebrated by the Pagan belief. All Saints' Day was later tied with All Souls Day in 993 CE in Cluny at the monastery. These two festivals were specifically created to pay tribute to deceased relatives and loved ones and rapidly gained popularity amongst Christians all over the world.

All Saints' Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Fri
  • Nov 01, 2013
  • Sat
  • Nov 01, 2014
  • Sun
  • Nov 01, 2015
  • Tue
  • Nov 01, 2016
  • Wed
  • Nov 01, 2017

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Philippines in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 01, 2022Feb 01Chinese New Year
SaturdaySatApr 09, 2022Apr 09Araw ng Kagitingan
ThursdayThuApr 14, 2022Apr 14Maundy Thursday
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Labor Day
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Eid Ul Fitr
SundaySunJun 12, 2022Jun 12Independence Day
SaturdaySatJul 09, 2022Jul 09Eid ul-Adha
SundaySunAug 21, 2022Aug 21Ninoy Aquino Day
MondayMonAug 29, 2022Aug 29National Heroes' Day
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Milad un Nabi
TuesdayTueNov 01, 2022Nov 01All Saints' Day
WednesdayWedNov 30, 2022Nov 30Bonifacio Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
FridayFriDec 30, 2022Dec 30Rizal Day
SaturdaySatDec 31, 2022Dec 31New Year's Eve

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DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14Valentine's Day
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08Mother's Day
FridayFriJun 03, 2022Jun 03National Donut Day
SundaySunJun 19, 2022Jun 19Father's Day