Free Candle Spells | Honoring Your Ancestors (Time of the Year)

The coming week will host three holidays that involve the Spirit world Halloween on October 31st, All Saints Day on November 1st and All Souls Day on November 2nd. These three historically connected dates involve doing for those who have departed and remembering or honoring them in some way. For some of the younger generations, the only idea that comes to mind for them is ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treating. There is a much more spiritual meaning of the three feast days.

First we start with Halloween, or as it was known before,  All Hallows Eve. This day is the traditional day before All Saints Day, or as it is also known, All Hallows Day. All Hallows Day, the day in which we honor the lives of the holiest of devoted Christians, those  who were named as Saints. It has been said that the origins of Halloween had children dressed as these virgins and martyrs of Christianity go door to door, reminding those faithful to  venerate them ‘on the morrow’ (the next day). Sweets were given to these little ambassadors of the departed Saints, thus the giving of treats to those who know on our doors on October 31st.

All Souls Day, on November 2nd, is for us to remember the departed humans who left us and were the ordinary Jane or Jack who was a Christian. In our town, we have the Aztec dancers and Native Peoples makes burnt offerings to the directions with white sage and to blow their conch shell horns. The processional around the Saint Mary’s Cemetery on 65th Street is quite a sight with the pageantry and dedication of the various groups of people who choose to join this ceremony. The procession, taking several hours, ends with a Mass with an outdoor altar covered with images of departed loved ones, candles, flowers, sugar skulls, pumpkins and corn.

I have recently renewed my indoor Ancestor Altar upon the reemergence of my long-forgotten spirituality. I wrote an article about it called “Your Ancestor Altar and Eguns”. Click on the blue title to go to my other site to read further.

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