Why do we celebrate the All Saints Day and All Souls Day?

Roxas, Philippines
October 30, 2016 11:55pm CST
Celebration of All Saints' Day and All Souls's Day has been part of Catholic tradition (and some protestant churches as well). For the Roman Catholics, November 1 is the celebration of All Saints Day and November 2 is All Souls Day.Although I have read that some sect celebrate them on different dates. The tradition has been practiced for years. Each year, people go to cemeteries to honer their departed loved ones, and offer prayers. Question is, do you still know the essence of this tradition? What it truly meant and how it started?
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@cindiowens (3845)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
21 Dec 16
And November 3 we celebrate my birth day!
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• Roxas, Philippines
23 Dec 16
LOL.. I'll keep that in mind.(Very) Belated Happy Birthday!
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
26 Dec 16
@jrlcentral Most of the modern day "Christian" celebrations were modified from pagan holy days. Apparently, it made being Christian easier to handle, and easier to convert those who had other beliefs to Christianity. And thanks for the happy birthday. I was supposed to be born on Oct 31, but was too stubborn. I am still a very stubborn person, lol.
• Philippines
31 Oct 16
I wonder why we visit on november one when the all souls day is November two
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• Roxas, Philippines
31 Oct 16
Hehehe yeah, good question. But for this year, November 2 is a working Holiday, so most of us has got to go back to work on that day... Wait,,, I'm not working anymore. :D