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Croats to Head to Cemeteries to Honour those who have Passed

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Zagreb’s Mirogoj cemetery

 

Croats 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 Sunday…

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.

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