All Saints Day in Spain – Día de todos los Santos – is celebrated on November 1st honoring the dead (sometimes called Day of the Dead). This is a national holiday and many businesses and schools will be closed on this day.
Traditions on this holiday vary throughout the world, however in Spain families typically gather at local cemeteries to pay their respects to their departed. They decorate family tombstones with plenty of flowers. Mass is even performed in the cemetery several times throughout the day. They may also organize parades and fireworks, and what many people do, particularly on the Costa del Sol, is get together to roast and eat chestnuts (castañas) in the forest and drink raisin brandy.