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All Souls Day / Day of the Dead (Roman Catholicism)
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Unlike All Saints Day, All Souls Day observes those who have not yet reached heaven, and who linger in purgatory. It is believed that the prayers of the faithful will cleanse the souls of the dead and help them reach heaven more quickly. This day originated as an ancient Pagan Festival, in which the souls of the dead were believed to return to their family for a meal. Traditionally, candles were placed in the windows to guide souls home, and an extra place setting was put at the dinner table.

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