While on November 1st, Catholic celebrate All Saints’ Day, November 2nd is observed as All Souls’ Day. Also known as Dia de las Almas in the Latin American Culture, on this day the Roman Catholic Church honors the dead who are yet to enter heaven. all-souls-day-2It is believed that All Souls’ Day is for the dearly departed whose souls are in purgatory, which is thought to be where most people, free of mortal sin, but still in a state of lesser (venial) sin, must go.all-souls-day-3
In honor of this day, members of the church visit their departed relatives’ graves decorating them with flowers, candles and offering food. Prayers are also offered in hopes of their allowed entrance into heaven.

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