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This day is a special event in the Lithuanian calendar, dedicated to tending graves, lighting candles in cemeteries, and reminiscing about the dearly departed.
November 1st is All Souls Day, which is traditionally believed to be the day when the souls of the dearly departed visit the earth. To commemorate and celebrate this mystical event, graves are tended to and small candles and tealights lit upon them. Cemeteries up and down the country shimmer and glisten in the darkness from these thousands of tiny lights. Visitors to Vilnius in particular can expect to be moved by this rather unique and memorable vision.