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All Saints’ Day Observed in Croatia

People will head to graveyards today all over Croatia

People will head to graveyards today all over Croatia

People all over the country will head to graveyards to light candles and lay flowers in remembrance of the deceased as All Saints’ Day is observed in Croatia on Tuesday.

The Feast of All Saints, or All Saints’ Day, is observed annually on 1 November with a national holiday in Croatia and people traditionally use the day to clean family gravestones, add fresh flowers and light candles. It is a holy day of obligation for Catholics.

Mirogoj cemetery in the capital Zagreb will again attract massive crowds with spectacular sights just before sunset as the candles begin to take effect.

Croatian government officials will also will pay their respects to all those who died during Croatia’s war of independence at Mirogoj cemetery.

Mirogoj cemetery (photo: Marko Vrdoljak/Zagreb Tourist Board)

Mirogoj cemetery (photo: Marko Vrdoljak/Zagreb Tourist Board)

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