The 31st of October, the date well-known to everybody, is celebrated globally as the day of spookiness and monstrousness. However, it is the day right after Halloween that is so important in Polish culture.
The 1st of November is called All Saints’ Day. In Christian belief it is a day when the bond between those in heaven and the living is the strongest. In Poland people spend this day with their families, visiting the deceased on their graves. The purpose of it is to give a thought or prayer to the ones that are no longer around, tell some old stories and keep the memory of them still alive in the next generations.
In the evening, after sundown, all the cemeteries are glowing with the candle light. Big or small, decorative or simple, candles are crucial part of the holiday. The bright and warm fire wrapped around the graveyard and the people creates special and heart-warming atmosphere.