Monday, November 2, 2015

All Souls Day in a rural Austrian cemetery

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 The graves had special candles and many fresh flowers today.


It is All Souls Day today and yesterday was All Saints Day.


These are special days here in Austria. 

This was just a small cemetery in rural Burgenland, but the graves were quite ornate.


I wish I could see it at night when the candles are lit.

(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)
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7 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautiful light in these shots, Dina.

Merisi said...

My sister, who passed away at 38, is buried in a small cemetery in the woods.
The red candles make quite an impression of one visits at night.

Alice said...

A beautiful way to remember love ones .

Come Away With Me said...

It is interesting to note that these traditions are still celebrated in Austria. It surprises me, actually, which only proves how little I know! The scenes you share here make me wonder about my great grandmother's resting place somewhere in Germany (I have seen photos) that looks so similar. Her and her family. I wonder if anyone in that little town also carries on these wonderful old traditions. No family I know of is left there to remember them or care. Sad.

Gosia k said...

so the traditions are the same as in Poland

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

Such a lovely celebration and I agree that you have stunning lighting here!

VP said...

Austrian cemeteries aren't so different from ours, after all...