All Saints’ Day is a holiday in Peru 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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Some Quechua traditions have mixed with Roman Catholic ones in the way Peruvians observe this holiday.
Everyone attends All Saints’ Day mass in the morning. Along the coasts, people then adorn cemeteries with flowers, but in highland regions, they tend to bring food items for the deceased instead.
In some villages of Peru, people give special food gifts, like bread rolls shaped like babies or candied sweet potatoes, to children who remind them of a child they lost the previous year.
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