All Saints Day - 1 November

A medieval painting of rows of men and women, all with a golden halo round their head

All Saints Day, also known as All Hallows Day or Hallowmas, is the day after Hallowe'en. It is a feast day when Catholics and Anglicans remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown.

The day is celebrated in different ways around the world. In some countries, people visit the graves of dead relatives and bring flowers or light candles.

In Mexico, All Saints Day coincides with the start of the Day of the Dead festival, a colourful celebration where families remember their dead relatives with brightly decorated altars and shrines, and with special food and offerings.

Resources

Wikipedia - All Saints Day

All Saints Day, also known as All Hallows Day or Hallowmas, is the day after Hallowe'en. It is a feast day when Catholics and Anglicans remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown.

BBC - Religion - All Saints

BBC page on the festivals of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

Christianity

Section of the Education Scotland Testimony website with information about Christianity, its central teachings, and the people who practise it.

Resource calendar

Links to resources to support learning related to celebrations, awareness days and action weeks throughout the year.