1 November marks the Feast of All Saints. In addition to celebrating all saints, known and unknown, the faithful have the opportunity to make up for any missed celebrations during the year. The day is also a public holiday in Italy, where people often visit the graves of their deceased family members to adorn them with flowers.
Fra Angelico, San Domenico Altarpiece, detail. London, National Gallery
Michelangelo, Last Judgment, detail. Rome, Sistine Chapel
Nardo di Cione, Paradise, detail. Florence, Strozzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella