All Saints' Day around the world in 2019

All Saints' Day around the world in 2019
  How long until All Saints' Day?
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  Dates of All Saints' Day around the world
2021 Various Nov 1, Nov 6, Nov 7
AndorraMon, Nov 1National Holiday
AustriaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
BelgiumMon, Nov 1National Holiday
BeninMon, Nov 1National Holiday
Bosnia and HerzegovinaMon, Nov 1Regional Holiday
Burkina FasoMon, Nov 1National Holiday
BurundiMon, Nov 1National Holiday
Cape VerdeMon, Nov 1National Holiday
Central African RepublicMon, Nov 1National Holiday
ChadMon, Nov 1National Holiday
ChileMon, Nov 1National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
CongoMon, Nov 1National Holiday
CroatiaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
East TimorMon, Nov 1National Holiday
FinlandSat, Nov 6National Holiday
FranceMon, Nov 1National Holiday
French GuianaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
French PolynesiaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
GabonMon, Nov 1National Holiday
Germany Nov 1
Baden-WürttembergMon, Nov 1Regional Holiday
BavariaMon, Nov 1Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaMon, Nov 1Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateMon, Nov 1Regional Holiday
SaarlandMon, Nov 1Regional Holiday
GuadeloupeMon, Nov 1National Holiday
GuatemalaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
GuineaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
HaitiMon, Nov 1National Holiday
HungaryMon, Nov 1National Holiday
ItalyMon, Nov 1National Holiday
Ivory CoastMon, Nov 1National Holiday
LiechtensteinMon, Nov 1National Holiday
LithuaniaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
LuxembourgMon, Nov 1National Holiday
MadagascarMon, Nov 1National Holiday
MartiniqueMon, Nov 1National Holiday
MonacoMon, Nov 1National Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Nov 7Not A Public Holiday
New CaledoniaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
PeruMon, Nov 1National Holiday
PhilippinesMon, Nov 1National Holiday
PolandMon, Nov 1National Holiday
PortugalMon, Nov 1National Holiday
Saint MartinMon, Nov 1National Holiday
San MarinoMon, Nov 1National Holiday
SenegalMon, Nov 1National Holiday
SeychellesMon, Nov 1National Holiday
SlovakiaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
SloveniaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
SpainMon, Nov 1National Holiday
SwedenSat, Nov 6National Holiday
Switzerland Nov 1
Appenzell InnerrhodenMon, Nov 1Regional Holiday
FribourgMon, Nov 1Regional Holiday
TogoMon, Nov 1National Holiday
Vatican CityMon, Nov 1National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Nov 1National Holiday
2020 Various Nov 1, Nov 2
AndorraSun, Nov 1National Holiday
AustriaSun, Nov 1National Holiday
BelgiumSun, Nov 1National Holiday
BeninSun, Nov 1National Holiday
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSun, Nov 1Regional Holiday
Burkina FasoSun, Nov 1National Holiday
BurundiSun, Nov 1National Holiday
Cape VerdeSun, Nov 1National Holiday
Central African RepublicSun, Nov 1National Holiday
ChadSun, Nov 1National Holiday
ChileSun, Nov 1National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Nov 2National Holiday
CongoSun, Nov 1National Holiday
CroatiaSun, Nov 1National Holiday
East TimorSun, Nov 1National Holiday
FinlandSun, Nov 1National Holiday
FranceSun, Nov 1National Holiday
French GuianaSun, Nov 1National Holiday
French PolynesiaSun, Nov 1National Holiday
GabonSun, Nov 1National Holiday
Germany Nov 1
Baden-WürttembergSun, Nov 1Regional Holiday
BavariaSun, Nov 1Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaSun, Nov 1Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateSun, Nov 1Regional Holiday
SaarlandSun, Nov 1Regional Holiday
GuadeloupeSun, Nov 1National Holiday
GuatemalaSun, Nov 1National Holiday
GuineaSun, Nov 1National Holiday
HaitiSun, Nov 1National Holiday
HungarySun, Nov 1National Holiday
ItalySun, Nov 1National Holiday
Ivory CoastSun, Nov 1National Holiday
LiechtensteinSun, Nov 1National Holiday
LithuaniaSun, Nov 1National Holiday
LuxembourgSun, Nov 1National Holiday
MadagascarSun, Nov 1National Holiday
MartiniqueSun, Nov 1National Holiday
MonacoSun, Nov 1National Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Nov 1Not A Public Holiday
New CaledoniaSun, Nov 1National Holiday
PeruSun, Nov 1National Holiday
PhilippinesSun, Nov 1National Holiday
PolandSun, Nov 1National Holiday
PortugalSun, Nov 1National Holiday
Saint MartinSun, Nov 1National Holiday
San MarinoSun, Nov 1National Holiday
SenegalSun, Nov 1National Holiday
SeychellesSun, Nov 1National Holiday
SlovakiaSun, Nov 1National Holiday
SloveniaSun, Nov 1National Holiday
Spain Nov 1, Nov 2
Castile and LeónMon, Nov 2Regional Holiday (in lieu)
SpainSun, Nov 1National Holiday
SwedenSun, Nov 1National Holiday
TogoSun, Nov 1National Holiday
Vatican CitySun, Nov 1National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Nov 2Not A Public Holiday (additional day)
2019 Various Nov 1, Nov 2, Nov 3, Nov 4
AndorraFri, Nov 1National Holiday
AustriaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
BelgiumFri, Nov 1National Holiday
BeninFri, Nov 1National Holiday
Bosnia and HerzegovinaFri, Nov 1Regional Holiday
Burkina FasoFri, Nov 1National Holiday
BurundiFri, Nov 1National Holiday
Cape VerdeFri, Nov 1National Holiday
Central African RepublicFri, Nov 1National Holiday
ChadFri, Nov 1National Holiday
ChileFri, Nov 1National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Nov 4National Holiday
CongoFri, Nov 1National Holiday
CroatiaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
East TimorFri, Nov 1National Holiday
FinlandSat, Nov 2National Holiday
FranceFri, Nov 1National Holiday
French GuianaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
French PolynesiaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
GabonFri, Nov 1National Holiday
Germany Nov 1
Baden-WürttembergFri, Nov 1Regional Holiday
BavariaFri, Nov 1Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaFri, Nov 1Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateFri, Nov 1Regional Holiday
SaarlandFri, Nov 1Regional Holiday
GuadeloupeFri, Nov 1National Holiday
GuatemalaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
GuineaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
HaitiFri, Nov 1National Holiday
HungaryFri, Nov 1National Holiday
ItalyFri, Nov 1National Holiday
Ivory CoastFri, Nov 1National Holiday
LiechtensteinFri, Nov 1National Holiday
LithuaniaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
LuxembourgFri, Nov 1National Holiday
MadagascarFri, Nov 1National Holiday
MartiniqueFri, Nov 1National Holiday
MonacoFri, Nov 1National Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Nov 3Not A Public Holiday
New CaledoniaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
PeruFri, Nov 1National Holiday
PhilippinesFri, Nov 1National Holiday
PolandFri, Nov 1National Holiday
PortugalFri, Nov 1National Holiday
Saint MartinFri, Nov 1National Holiday
San MarinoFri, Nov 1National Holiday
SenegalFri, Nov 1National Holiday
SeychellesFri, Nov 1National Holiday
SlovakiaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
SloveniaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
SpainFri, Nov 1National Holiday
SwedenSat, Nov 2National Holiday
Switzerland Nov 1
Appenzell InnerrhodenFri, Nov 1Regional Holiday
FribourgFri, Nov 1Regional Holiday
TogoFri, Nov 1National Holiday
Vatican CityFri, Nov 1National Holiday
VenezuelaFri, Nov 1National Holiday
2018 Various Nov 1, Nov 2, Nov 3, Nov 4, Nov 5
AndorraThu, Nov 1National Holiday
AustriaThu, Nov 1National Holiday
BelgiumThu, Nov 1National Holiday
BeninThu, Nov 1National Holiday
Bosnia and HerzegovinaThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
Burkina FasoThu, Nov 1National Holiday
BurundiThu, Nov 1National Holiday
Cape VerdeThu, Nov 1National Holiday
Central African RepublicThu, Nov 1National Holiday
ChadThu, Nov 1National Holiday
ChileThu, Nov 1National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Nov 5National Holiday
CongoThu, Nov 1National Holiday
CroatiaThu, Nov 1National Holiday
East TimorThu, Nov 1National Holiday
FinlandSat, Nov 3National Holiday
FranceThu, Nov 1National Holiday
French GuianaThu, Nov 1National Holiday
French PolynesiaThu, Nov 1National Holiday
GabonThu, Nov 1National Holiday
Germany Nov 1
Baden-WürttembergThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
BavariaThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
SaarlandThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
GuadeloupeThu, Nov 1National Holiday
GuatemalaThu, Nov 1National Holiday
GuineaThu, Nov 1National Holiday
HaitiThu, Nov 1National Holiday
Hungary Nov 1, Nov 2
HungaryFri, Nov 2National Holiday (bridge day)
HungaryThu, Nov 1National Holiday
ItalyThu, Nov 1National Holiday
Ivory CoastThu, Nov 1National Holiday
LiechtensteinThu, Nov 1National Holiday
LithuaniaThu, Nov 1National Holiday
LuxembourgThu, Nov 1National Holiday
MadagascarThu, Nov 1National Holiday
MartiniqueThu, Nov 1National Holiday
MonacoThu, Nov 1National Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Nov 4Not A Public Holiday
PeruThu, Nov 1National Holiday
Philippines Nov 1, Nov 2
PhilippinesFri, Nov 2National Holiday
PhilippinesThu, Nov 1National Holiday
PolandThu, Nov 1National Holiday
PortugalThu, Nov 1National Holiday
Saint MartinThu, Nov 1National Holiday
San MarinoThu, Nov 1National Holiday
SenegalThu, Nov 1National Holiday
SeychellesThu, Nov 1National Holiday
SlovakiaThu, Nov 1National Holiday
SloveniaThu, Nov 1National Holiday
SpainThu, Nov 1National Holiday
SwedenSat, Nov 3National Holiday
Switzerland Nov 1
Appenzell InnerrhodenThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
FribourgThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
GlarusThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
JuraThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
LucerneThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
NidwaldenThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
ObwaldenThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
SchwyzThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
SolothurnThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
St. GallenThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
TicinoThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
UriThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
ValaisThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
ZugThu, Nov 1Regional Holiday
TogoThu, Nov 1National Holiday
Vatican CityThu, Nov 1National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Nov 5Not A Public Holiday
2017 Various Oct 31, Nov 1, Nov 4, Nov 6
AustriaWed, Nov 1National Holiday
BelgiumWed, Nov 1National Holiday
Bosnia and HerzegovinaWed, Nov 1Regional Holiday
BrazilWed, Nov 1National Holiday
BurundiWed, Nov 1National Holiday
ChileWed, Nov 1National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Nov 6National Holiday
CroatiaWed, Nov 1National Holiday
FinlandSat, Nov 4National Holiday
FranceWed, Nov 1National Holiday
GabonWed, Nov 1National Holiday
Germany Nov 1
Baden-WürttembergWed, Nov 1Regional Holiday
BavariaWed, Nov 1Regional Holiday
North Rhine-WestphaliaWed, Nov 1Regional Holiday
Rhineland-PalatinateWed, Nov 1Regional Holiday
SaarlandWed, Nov 1Regional Holiday
GuatemalaWed, Nov 1National Holiday
HungaryWed, Nov 1National Holiday
ItalyWed, Nov 1National Holiday
Ivory CoastWed, Nov 1National Holiday
LiechtensteinWed, Nov 1National Holiday
LithuaniaWed, Nov 1National Holiday
LuxembourgWed, Nov 1National Holiday
MauritiusWed, Nov 1National Holiday
MonacoWed, Nov 1National Holiday
NetherlandsWed, Nov 1Not A Public Holiday
PeruWed, Nov 1National Holiday
Philippines Oct 31, Nov 1
PhilippinesWed, Nov 1National Holiday
PhilippinesTue, Oct 31National Holiday
PolandWed, Nov 1National Holiday
PortugalWed, Nov 1National Holiday
SenegalWed, Nov 1National Holiday
SlovakiaWed, Nov 1National Holiday
SloveniaWed, Nov 1National Holiday
SpainWed, Nov 1National Holiday
SwedenSat, Nov 4National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Nov 6National Holiday
  Summary
Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs
  Which countries observe All Saints' Day in 2019?
Related holidays

When is All Saint's Day?

All Saints’ Day is generally celebrated on 1st November as a commemoration day for all Christian saints. It may also be known as All Hallows' Day, Solemnity of All Saints, Hallowmas, or Feast of Saints.

Traditions of All Saints' Day

The origin of All Saints' Day may date back to a Greek Christian tradition from the 4th century, when a festival was held to honor saints and martyrs on the Sunday following Pentecost.

The first recorded All Saints’ Day occurred on 13 May 609 CE when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon in Rome as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. The Pope dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin and all the martyrs.

In 835 CE, during the reign of Pope Gregory III, the festival was moved to 1st November and was expanded to include the honouring of all saints. It is likely that 1st November was intentionally chosen to replace the pagan feast of the dead, Samhain. The night before Samhain was a time when evil spirits roamed the land looking for humans. To confuse the spirits, people would dress up as creatures. This tradition carried on after 1 November became a Christian festival, hence the name of Halloween - which is a shortened version of All Hallows' Eve.

The day survived the Reformation, though the Protestants combined it with All Souls’ Day, which was on 2nd November.

The day was abolished as a church festival in 1770, but may be celebrated by many churches on the first Sunday in November.

In Roman Catholicism, All Saints' Day is a Holy Day of Obligation. This means Catholics must go to Mass on the date unless there is a good reason not to attend, such as illness. The holiday is typically observed with a reading of the Beatitudes, eight blessings given in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as recounted in the Gospel of Matthew.

In recent years, it has become common in many churches to commemorate those who died during the year on the day itself.

The tradition of placing candles on the graves the evening before All Saints’ Eve is becoming more common.

All Saints Day around the world

Finland, Sweden

In Finland and Sweden, All Saints Day is celebrated on the Saturday between 31 October and 6 November.

Netherlands

In the Netherlands, this holiday is observed on the first Sunday in November, but it is not a public holiday.

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