All Saints’ Day is a holiday in Wallis and Futuna every 1 November. On this day, Christian believers remember known and unknown saints of past centuries. All Saints’ Day is a significant occasion on the traditional Christian calendar, and is observed by millions of Christians around the world.
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Being a French overseas collectivity, the islands of Wallis and Futuna follow the same basic holiday schedule as does faraway France. That, and the fact that 99 percent of the population subscribes to Roman Catholicism, leads to the annual observance of All Saints’ Day.
Some get All Saints’ Day off work and take the opportunity to head to the beach, go shopping, go on a mini-vacation, or attend All Saints’ Day mass. Some families have small get-togethers, and many take the time to decorate the graves of deceased friends and relatives with flowers.
Many in Wallis and Futuna believe in praying to the saints in Heaven, expecting to receive help in life from them in various ways. Each saint has one or more “jurisdictions” that he or she is responsible for. Some saints have a separate holy day all their own, but the rest are remembered mostly only on All Saints’ Day.
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