November 1 is celebrated in various parts of the world the Day of All Saints, a Catholic date that seeks to pay tribute to all the saints who have existed throughout history and even those souls who have already passed purgatory and are in the kingdom of heaven. These souls are already considered holy because they are under the presence of God.

The early church used to celebrate the day of the death of a martyr who gave his life for the work of God. It was quite common for these deaths to occur in groups, since the first Christians gathered to convey the teachings of the gospel of Christ. On those occasions, a single common holiday was held.

But over time and especially after the persecution of Diocletian, also known as the Great Persecution, where an immense number of Christians died at the hands of the Roman army, the Church had to group its martyrs into a single holiday.

The first day celebration for All Saints dates back to Antioch on the Sunday before the Pentecost holidays during the Easter. Another mention of a common day to pay tribute to the saints is named in the sermon of St. Ephrem the Sirius dating back to 373, but in this only the martyrs and St. John the Baptist. It would not be until 731 that Pope Gregory III consecrate St. Peter's Basilica to all saints and establish the feast on November 1.

All Saints' Day