All Saints Day
Candles and a make-shift alter
The day after Halloween (or All Hallows Eve) is known in the ancient Christian calendar as All Saints Day. Traditionally, it’s November 1st and is about remembering the saints who have gone before us as the days fade into colder, darker hours and winter approaches.
Untraditionally, we suggest you celebrate this holiday sometime this month in a new, creative way.
Gather family and friends together- it can be around the kitchen table, somewhere special outside, or even a planned religious service.
Let there be an open time of sharing.
Ask, “Who has been a “saint” in your life? Someone who’s
been a “light” for you?” It could be someone who’s passed or still with us, someone you know intimately or an artist/writer who’s deeply inspired you from afar, they could be religious or not…
Honor them by naming them, remembering how they’ve lit up your life. Perhaps share a story. Then light a candle to represent them and set it in the area you’ve designated as an alter.
This activity works with a large room of people or even privately on your own. Celebrate how you see fit.
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