November 1, 2010

All Saints' Day Dia de Todos-os-Santos

All Saints' Day Dia de Todos-os-Santos.
Today is All Saints' Day, Dia de Todos-os-Santos, a national holiday in Portugal.

The holiday honours all saints, those known and unknown.

All banks, public buildings such as museums and many shops will close on public holidays in Portugal.

The next day following All Saints' Day is All Souls' Day in the Catholic calendar.

Devout Catholics will attend mass in one of Portugal's many churches on this day.

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