Here is the most democratic holiday on the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church.
Very few among us deserve to be called 'saints,' but religious persons believe that all of us have souls. Today, All Souls Day, is our day.
It is also a day to remember those we have lost, those who have gone on to their reward. In Mexico, Día de los Muertos is a national holiday -- celebrated yesterday and today -- yesterday being more for children who have died and who can safely be remembered with the saints. There are graveyard picnics and sugar skulls and other things that some may find a tad creepy and more than a little pagan.
So we won't tell such people where Christmas trees come from, OK?