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All Souls' Day in Vatican City (Holy See)

All Souls’ Day is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead. The intent is for the living to assist those in purgatory. Many western churches annually observe All Souls’ Day on November 2 and many eastern churches celebrate it prior to Lent and the day before Pentecost.

Is All Souls' Day a Public Holiday?

All Souls' Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Many people visit family graves on All Souls' Day.

About All Souls' Day

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All Souls' Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015MonNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday
2016WedNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday
2017ThuNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday
2018FriNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday
2019SatNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday
2020MonNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday
2021TueNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday
2022WedNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday
2023ThuNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday
2024SatNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday
2025SunNov 2All Souls' DayNational holiday

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