The 1st of November was a remembrance day for saints and martyrs in the Catholic tradition. The tradition was established in 610 and Gregor IV in the 800s fixed the day to the 1st of November. Today, in the Norwegian State Church, the day is recognised on the first Sunday of November. A ship was usually the mark on the farmer's primstav to denote the day. This is because it was the day to put your small boats into a dry dock on land for the winter. The marks on the primstav could also be several crosses symbolizing the Saints. It was thought that if you had a dream on this night it would come true. In recent tradition, All Saints Day in Norway is a day to remember your dead ancestors. Norwegians visit graves and decorate them with flowers, wreaths and candles. 

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