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Croats Mark All Saints’ Day

CroatiaCroatians all over the country will head to graveyards to light candles and lay flowers for deceased relatives as All Saints’ Day is observed in Croatia.

All Saints’ Day, also known as Solemnity of All Saints, or The Feast of All Saints, is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern 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 and is a national holiday in Croatia.

The beautiful Zagreb cemetery Mirogoj will again attract massive crowds with spectacular sights just before sunset as the candles begin to take effect. Croatian government officials again also will pay their respects to all those who died during Croatia’s war of independence at Mirogoj cemetery. (Photo: Siniša Bužan)

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