This holiday represents historic traditions in honor of all the saints, both known and unknown. In a way, it also opens the door to the Christmas season.
The typical custom on All Saints' Day is to visit the graves of loved family members and friends, bringing decorations and candles in remembrance.
Later on, the dark night of All Saint's Day is illuminated by a sea of candles, a truly moving sight for anyone visiting (photo).
Please do not speak to locals while inside a graveyard unless they initiate the conversation — after all, All Saints' Day represents respect, quiet and reflection.
All Saints' Day is followed by All Souls' Day on November 2, which is not a public holiday.