All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on 1st November. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on 2nd November, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven. As Mgr Phelim explained at the All Saints’ Day Mass, the preceding evening - Hallowe’en - when many of us dress up as scary creatures such as witches and devils - is actually All Hallows Eve. This should be a time to dress up in beautiful clothes, perhaps all white clothes to celebrate the all the saints of the Church, including (we pray) our own loved ones who have gone to their rest.

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