Definitions for "All Souls' Day"
The second day of November; a feast day of the Roman Catholic church, on which supplications are made for the souls of the faithful dead.
November 2 is traditionally celebrated as All Souls' Day, a day when we remember and pray for those who are deceased. The Catholic Cemeteries holds an All Souls' Day Mass on the Sunday closest to November 2, which typically draws upwards of 3,000 participants. This Mass is held at Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Plains Road in Burlington and is celebrated by Bishop Anthony Tonnos.
(a.k.a. the Day of the Dead), is celebrated yearly on NOV-2. This is a day for prayer and almsgiving in memory of ancestors who have died. Believers pray for the souls of the dead, in an effort to hasten their transition from Purgatory to Heaven. It is primarily observed by Roman Catholics.