All Saints' Day


All Saints' Day

noun

Definition of ALL SAINTS' DAY

:  November 1 observed in Western liturgical churches as a Christian feast in honor of all the saints

First Known Use of ALL SAINTS' DAY

circa 1549

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All Saints' Day

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In Christianity, a day commemorating all the saints of the church, known and unknown. It is celebrated on November 1 in the Western churches and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Eastern churches. The first general observance of All Saints' Day was ordered by Pope Gregory IV in 837. In medieval England the festival was called All Hallows, and its eve is still known as Halloween.

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