All Souls Day is a Roman Catholic day commemorating the faithful departed or
those baptized Christians. It is often called as the "Day of the Dead".
This Day is marked on 2nd November. It is also known as the Feast of
All Souls, Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed.
People remember and pray for the souls of people who are in Purgatory, the place in which
those who have died atone for their less grave sins before being granted the vision
of God in Heaven.
This Day follows All Saints Day. All Souls is the day to remember, pray for, and
offer requiem masses up for these faithful departed in the state of purification.
The Eastern Orthodox Church dedicates several days throughout the year to the dead, mostly
on Saturdays, because of Jesus' resting in the tomb on Saturday. The Western celebration held on 2 November.
People take picnics to their family graves and leave food out for their dead relatives.
In Bolivia, many people believe that the dead eat the food that is left out for them.