Talk:All Souls' Day

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Poland[edit]

Poland actually celebrates this on November 1st - but it's called All Saints Day.

That's because it's a different holiday. Boneyard90 (talk) 21:54, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Mexico[edit]

I suggest include information about Mexican ofrendas during all saints´ days, that are consumed at the end of this all souls day. This will offer a wider thimble of information.

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Title[edit]

Shouldn't the article reside at All Souls' Day? dab () 08:29, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Changed ~~

Incorrect Image[edit]

The supposed painting of All Soul's Day by Bouguereau 1859 is actually that of "All Saint's Day". The only public domain image I am aware of in relation to All Soul's Day is by Witold Pruszkowski 1888. Also the person making the statement about Poland is partially incorrect. All Saint's Day is celebrated on November 1st, but All Soul's Day which is different again is actually celebrated on November 2nd unless as mentioned in the article it falls on a Sunday. The pagan reference to the dead on All Soul's Day is also I believe incorrect. Based on the Celtic Samhain and Voudon it is believed that the dead arise to mingle with the living at the feast on Samhain eve, also known as All Hallow's Eve, 31st October. 203.208.116.68 01:24, 4 November 2005 (UTC) Parity

Please remove my IP no.

Image correct[edit]

The Bouguereau painting is "Jour des morts" or day of the dead, which corresponds to All Souls Day on Nov 2. The women are clearly mourning a relative, which fits with All Souls. Toussaint is All Saints Day, Nov 1. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.111.149.37 (talk) 11:40, 27 October 2014 (UTC)


Wishes[edit]

HAPPY ALL SOULS DAY TODAY THUR NOV 2, 2006. It's Thur Nov 2,2006 at 17:16 in Santiago(City approx 10 mins NE of Cordon),Isabela(Province approx 8 hours drive NE of Manila,Metro Manila),Philippines.

Just Surfing. Thanks.

Importance within the catholic church[edit]

Does wikipedia need a professional writer for this? If wikipedia asks the vatican, do you think they would actually sponsor such a candidate? 74.65.109.92 (talk) 06:27, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Portuguese[edit]

"The official Latin designation Commemoratio omnium Fidelium Defunctorum, on which this last name is based, is rendered more literally in Portuguese Comemoração de todos os Fiéis Defuntos and many other languages." Indeed it can be rendered that way in Portuguese as in many other languages. The usual designation of the day, in Portuguese, is "Dia de Finados" (Day of the Departed). Moreover, it is popularly commemorated, in practice, November 1st (All Saints Day), as this is an holiday while November 2nd isn't. --Xyzt1234 (talk) 21:31, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

songs about All Souls' Day[edit]

If we can have
[[Category:Christmas songs]]
List of Christmas hit singles
List of non-religious Christmas songs
Then what about List of songs about All Souls' Day?
Civic Cat (talk) 00:29, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

The only such song I can think of is the Soul Cake Song, which goes:

A soul, a soul a soul cake All good people a soul cake One for Peter, one for Paul One for Him who made us all

ACEOREVIVED (talk) 23:57, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Soul Cakes[edit]

Related to that last comment, why does this article not mention Soul Cakes, and the old custom of begging for them on November 2 while singing the Soul Cake song? ACEOREVIVED (talk) 00:16, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Indeed, it would be good is this article mentioned the soul cakes that used to be baked on November 2 - I would like to know what went in them! ACEOREVIVED (talk) 23:58, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

After a quick Google search just now, I found out that there is a Wikipedia entry on the Soul cake- so can't we have a reference to this article in the "See also" section? ACEOREVIVED (talk) 00:00, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

OK - I have just done this myself! ACEOREVIVED (talk) 12:03, 2 November 2011 (UTC)


Good to see something[edit]

Good to see that on All Soul's Day 2011, people are still editing this article - proving that people still remember the day! ACEOREVIVED (talk) 12:04, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I'm from the future. I don't remember this day, I just saw it on the main page and decided to see what it was. But the lead didn't explain. So it's up to you to add the "what" part in 2011, so I (and others) never end up becoming confused and don't ask for your help. If my theory's correct, this message will disappear when the anomaly is corrected. Wikipedia readers of tomorrow are counting on you. Good luck! InedibleHulk (talk) 05:34, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

So...what is it?[edit]

The lead explains when it's observed and by whom just fine, and says it has to do with impure souls, but doesn't mention what the purpose or practice of the day is. I assume the living pray for their dead, and this helps them into Heaven. This (or whatever) should be in the first sentence. InedibleHulk (talk) 05:27, 2 November 2012 (UTC)