Hornitos All Souls Day Candle Walk.

On November 2, known as All Souls Day, in the small town of Hornitos, Ca.  a procession of several hundred people carrying candles and led by a local priest leaves the downtown plaza and walks to the cemetery located behind St. Catherine’s Church to honor those family members and friends who have passed.  At the cemetery, candles are placed on graves and a prayer is said.  A mass is then held in the small church. It is a tradition that has been carried over every year for the past 200 years.  I love to stay in the cemetery after everyone has left because it is beautiful, and gives me a moment to visit with many old friends. Enjoy your day.

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