what made us light candles outside our home during Nov. 1 and 2?

@Craicha (801)
October 12, 2009 10:18am CST
Nov. 1 and 2 is the all saints day and all souls day here in Philippines....i was wondering from what i noticed and saw to some people they need to light candle outside there home during that day....what do you think the reason why?
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@irene3184 (900)
• Philippines
21 Oct 09
I think some will light candles in remembering the celebrations of all souls and all saints day. They light candle in respect of the holiday celebrated.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
We don't usually light candles outside the house just inside. But last year we put floating candles on a big basin and floated some flowers too to commemorate the deaths of our loved ones. The lighting of candles outside the house was just another way of lighting candles. But I think most people light candles outside to ward off evil spirits or a symbol that the souls departed can see they were remembered. I really don't know.
@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
12 Oct 09
Some people believe that lighting a candle will bring the souls back. I don't know if that might be the reason or not, but is the only tradition I have heard of that might apply.