2014-11-02

Catching light at All Saints' Day

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© NF Photo 141101, Skogskyrkogården, Katrineholm 
In Sweden we celebrate All Saints' Day the Saturday closest to Nov 1st. This year it was Nov 1st. Which ment it was also Halloween,a phenomenon now spreading across Sweden. In a way similar to our easter witches. :)

Well, the first image shows the area in the graveyard with graves. Almost all of them has been lit. Quite amazing I think. The second image is the area where ashes of  cremated are spread.   Both my parents are there. It is a small pond, in a lawn area, with water in it and people lit their candles all around it. It is beautiful but I always whish for frost or a little bit snow as it would be even more beautiful.

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17 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, you have captured the excellent atmosphere.

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  2. Very Pretty! I like taking pictures of lights at night, too.
    ~

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  3. It's a beautiful tradition! Great photos!

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  4. Very interesting, and it looks lovely.

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  5. Ja i Sunnerå utanför Ryssby i småland. Ett vackert område precis som trakterna runt sjön Möckeln i Älmhult.

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  6. En vacker tradition - askan efter min familj finns på Skogskyrkogården i Karlskoga.

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  7. Interesting that you have Easter witches. Your photos are quite different from anything I've seen.

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  8. Candlelight can be somber and dramatic at the same time♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/yellow-spot-of-sundown/

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  9. Graveyards and Halloween go hand in hand here ... but this tradition is more to honor those who have passed than to be afraid. These are beautiful pictures and a wonderful tradition. Halloween is fading out here because it has become dangerous for the kids. Sad but true ... Thank you for sharing this tradition with us, Monica ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  10. Vad vackert du fångat alla de fina ljusen på graven. det är nåt speciellt.
    Ha en fin dag
    kram Meta

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  11. It is beautiful - we don't have that tradition here...and today would have been my father's 93rd birthday. So thank you:)

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  12. Wow! that's quite a sight.
    Now that you've mentioned this tradition on a snowy day, I think I'd like to see those pics here on your blog, so I wish that wish for you. :)
    Lovely pictures!

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  13. I love the atmosphere! Here in Italy the All Saints' Day is always November 1st..

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  14. It is interesting seeing what you do for All Saints' Day. We don't do that here and Halloween never used to be a big thing either but it seems to gathering momentum on the retail side. I love seeing what happens in other countries.

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  15. Great photos despite the difficult lighting...

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