La Toussaint, All Saints Day, takes place on November 1st and is a public holiday in France. In the Catholic church it’s a day honoring all the saints. Some people go to a mass in honor of the holiday.
Since people have the day off they also use it to mark le Jour des Morts, All Souls’ Day, which normally takes place on the 2nd. It’s a time to remember the dead. People go to cemeteries and put flowers on their loved ones’ graves, often chrysanthemums.
Image: Different Varieties of Chrysanthemums in pots, CC 1.0.
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