All Saints´ Day, Agatharied, Germany

All the years taking pictures of traditional rites, celebrations and fiestas - and today I realized that I never witnessed the processions in bavaria and austrian cementeries on All Saints´ and All Souls´ Day to commemorate the deceased who died in the hope of redemption and eternal life. Catholic tradition and theology constructed over the centuries a really all-embracing celebration, unifying all parts and aspects of the community of the church. Here are some pictures of the rosary and the benediction of the graves in the small village of Agatharied in Bavaria...

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