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Croatia Celebrates All Saints Day

Croatia celebrates the Roman Catholic Church holiday of All Saints today with mass and the traditional lighting of candles at gravesites up and down the country.

It is a public holiday in the country and a lot of citizens have tagged on Friday to make the most of the opportunity to have a 4-day weekend. All Saints Day is celebrated on 1 November by Western Christianity in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.

In Western Christian theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. Croats traditionally gather at grave sites and light candles on graves of deceased family and friends. Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic has declared that all public transport going to the Mirogoj grave yard will be free.

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