Nov. 1 - All Souls' Day

In Hungary on November 1. All Souls' Day has been celebrated for centuries. That day is a national holiday when shops, schools and businesses are closed.

On All Souls' Day, also known as Day of Remembrance or Day of the Dead, people attend a requiem Mass and travel long distances to place flowers on the graves of loved ones and burn specially decorated candles to help the departed souls find their way to everlasting light. It is beautiful with cemeteries across the countryside lit by thousands of candle lanterns at night.