HONORING THE SAINTS
The primary purpose of All Saints' Day is to remember all the saints who have lived exemplary Christian lives. All Saints' Day serves as an inspiration for living Christians to follow the example of the saints.
In some cultures, All Saints' Day is seen as a more spiritual and somber counterpart to Halloween (All Hallows' Eve), which falls on the night before (October 31st). While Halloween often involves sweets and spookiness, All Saints' Day is a day for solemn reflection and remembrance of Christian saints.
COMMUNION OF SAINTS
It emphasizes the "communion of saints," which is the belief that all Christians, both living and deceased, are connected through their faith in Christ. In some regions, it is also customary for people to visit cemeteries on All Saints' Day to pray for and light candles for their loved ones.