Among the most commonly observed holidays in Croatia, All Saints’ Day is very important to local people. Having roots in Catholic practice of venerating saints (people who died and went to Heaven), the day is actually inspiring people of all backgrounds to visit the final places of their friends and family members. Of course, this makes cemeteries were impressive, as candlelights and flower arrangements can be found in abundance.
Zagreb’s Mirogoj deserves to be mention in this regard. The large graveyard is technically an impressive outdoor art gallery, designed by famous architect Hermann Bolle. See how the locality has changed during All Saints’ Day as thousands of Zagreb residents recalled their loved ones who aren’t with them anymore. Check out our image gallery below.
Photo: Boris Kovacev / CROPIX