All Saints’ Day is a holiday in Burkina Faso 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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While most of the people of Burkina Faso subscribe to Islam, about a quarter follow Christianity. And the great majority of Christians in Burkina Faso are Roman Catholic, to whom the holy day called All Saints’ Day often has great meaning.
As in France and other “Francophone” nations in Africa and throughout the world, Catholics in Burkina Faso celebrate All Saints’ Day by decorating the graves of deceased loved ones with floral wreaths. If possible, the Toussaint is the flower of choice for this purpose.
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