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Traditional Mangalore marks remembrance of the departed- Nov 2

Traditional Mangalore marks remembrance of the departed- Nov 2

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, November 03, 2015:  All Souls Day following  All Saints Day (November 1), for Catholics are again two important days. The dear departed are fondly remembered , graves visited if possible and special prayers offered. Mangalore is hub of Catholics and this day is a solemn celebration in all Cemeteries in a deeply traditional way. Most all around the world too observe this day in one way or another.

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In coastal regions, graves in cemeteries are cleaned, spruced up and decorated with flowers. Special prayers after a remembrance of departed souls and usually a blessing by the priest. This day confirms an expression of a lifelong bond and also as a mark of gratitude to near and dear ones for the many memories and material goods gifted to descendants.

The prayerful celebration  is followed by a unique meal with favourite fish of the Konkani Catholics to honour those remembered and forgotten.

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