After Halloween there is All Saint's Day

in photography •  11 months ago

Here are some pictures from Hungary, where I've lived for several years in the 2000's.

All Saints Day in Hungary Night.jpg
image credit: http://mcdaniel.hu/all-saints-day-in-hungary/

All Souls Day, Praying.jpg
image credit: http://www.hunglish.org/articles/holiday-hungary-all-souls-day

People dress up and visit the cemetery of their departed loved ones. They tend the graves: remove old, dead flowers and leaves, replace them with a new bouquet or potted plant.
They meet people they haven't seen for a while, maybe since the same time last year. This is respectful but not always somber as they have a chance to catch up with old friends.

All Souls Day a Well Kept Cemetery.jpg
image source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/457889487089078032/

The candles on this grave: respect and remembrance.

Be well today and remember those you've lost,
~Joe

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