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All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead

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All Souls Day is a day of remembrance for those of Christian Faith. It honors those who have passed away, so many people spend the day in church or in visiting the graves of family members. This day is specifically meant to assist those souls that have not yet made it to heaven.

In Mexico Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on November second as well. Many people believe that on this day the spirits of the dead can return to be with their loved ones. Day of the Dead is a happier, more festive holiday than All Souls Day.