I think this way of remembering the deceased is typical to Poland. Of course, in some parts of the former Soviet Union and some parts of South America solemn ceremonies are held to honor the dead but they are different. I've had the opportunity to be in those days in Ireland, England and Italy. There was no difference between All Saints' day and any other day.
Here in Zambia the time between someone's death and their funeral is very important. Funerals are celebrated according to many local customs. Everyone shows great respect for the deceased and their family. The funeral is a big event and all the friends and neighbours of the deceased need to be there if they don't want to be suspected of causing his death. After a very solemn funeral and all the hustle and bustle people return to their homes and basically never return to the grave. I've noticed a few concrete burial vaults in cities in recent years, but in villages no one cares about graves. After a year it is virtually impossible to find a particular grave. All the tombs are similar, there is no inscription nor a cross. With time, the tomb vanishes. Our people don't have the need to visit the cemetery or take care of the graves. We are slowly trying to encourage them to do so, but it is not easy. In some cities I managed to persuade a group of people to clean the local cemetery during Lent. But they didn't know to whom those graves belonged.
A few years ago I went to a cemetery on All Saints' day. People walking nearby took me for a ghost. Some of them started running in the opposite direction. Since then I have not visited a cemetery because I could be taken for a sorcerer.
Local people don't have the custom of requesting mass intentions for their dead family members. We slowly introduce reading out names of those who have passed away before the Holy Mass and we combine that with praying the Rosary. In the meantime I try to recreate the atmosphere of All Saints' for myself .