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The 452nd Csíksomlyó Pilgrimage in Pictures

Fanni Kaszás 2019.06.11.

Each year during Pentecosttens of thousands of pilgrims flood the center of the Csík-basin – and the roads that lead to Csíkszereda and Csíksomlyó within it – who come in the most diverse ways to the district’s Franciscan church to honor the miraculous Virgin Mary statue: by car, bus, train, and last but not least, by wagon and on foot to gather at the Somlyó mountain. Travelers can experience a unique meeting of religious tourism and pilgrimage in the Csík Basin to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Check out our photo gallery of this year’s pilgrimage below:

The Csíksomlyó Express and the Székely pilgrimage trains are welcomed at the Kolozsvár railway station on their way to Csíksomlyó on June 7, 2019:

MTI/Biró István

MTI/Biró István

János Árpád Potápi, State Secretary for National Policy (right) give a commemorative medal to the participants of the pilgrimage to Csíksomlyó in Csíkszereda on 7 June 2019.

MTI/Veres Nándor

A pilgrim prepares the flags for the pilgrimage to the medieval church of Csíkszentgyörgy in Transylvania at the dawn of Pentecost on  June 8th:

Pilgrims on their way to Csíksomlyó on June 8th:

MTI/Veres Nándor

MTI/Koszticsák Szilárd

MTI/Koszticsák Szilárd

From left to right: President János Áder and his wife Anita Herczegh, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén, Miklós Kásler, Minister of Human Resources and his wife, Gabriella Liszkay, at the Holy Mass in Csíksomlyó.

MTI/Koszticsák Szilárd

Thousands of pilgrims and participants of the Csíksomlyó Holy Mass this past weekend, in the region between the Kis- and Nagysomlyó mountains:

MTI/Veres Nándor

MTI/Veres Nándor

A woman and child dressed in Székely folk costume on the Pentecost Mass of Csíksomlyó in the saddle between Kis and Nagysomlyó mountain on June 8, 2019:

MTI/Veres Nándor