Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Saints' Day

On All Saints' Day - at the end of October - people go to the cemetery as you know. If you go to Poland to see their wonderful cemeteries, you will see that on every grave of the cemetery there is a candle. At night it is so beautiful to see a lit cemetery and it is so warm when there are lots of candles. But why people do light a candle? Dead people are said to find their way when they get lost thanks to that candle. They do not get lost in the darkness. Candles are to be found on the graves throughout the year, not only on All Saint's Day. What an amazing custom it is!

In Ukraine I heard that people share their food with the dead, they do eat 'with them' on the grave.

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