They don’t do Halloween so you’d notice here in France (at least not like in the States with costumes and trick or treating) but All Saint’s Day on November 1st followed by Day of the Dead or All Soul’s Day (All Soul’s Day is a Roman Catholic day of remembrance for friends and loved ones who have passed away) on November 2nd is huge. It’s the biggest selling day for flowers for florists in France and Mums cover the sidewalks in front of each shop. Every cemetery is packed with visitors who are visiting those who have passed on and mums are often brought to place on tombs. Some people even make it a family picnic. I didn’t make it to a cemetery on November 1st as it was raining but when I saw a patch of blue sky out of my window on November 2nd I set out for Pere LaChaise Cemetery.