All Saints' Day: Everything you need to know about the festival

All Saints Day is a Christian festival that honours all those who are considered saints by the church.

The day is also referred to as the Day of the Dead, Hallowmas, All Hallows' Day, the Feast of All Saints, or the Solemnity of All Saints.

All Saints' Day was originally observed on May 13 but is presently celebrated in November.

On May 13 in 609 AD, Pope Boniface IV dedicated the temple of Pantheon in Rome as a church in honour of the Virgin Mary and all saints.

It officially establishes what would eventually be known as All Saints Day.

Source: News18