Catholic pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal
Catholic pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal is held on May 13. This event in the second decade of the month May is annual. Help us
Fatima is a world famous Marian shrine located in Portugal, it saw the beginning of apparitions to Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia in 1917. At the beginning of the 20th Century, pilgrims came to Fatima to visit the sites where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three peasant children: Lucia, Francesco and Jacinta. The apparitions began on May 13, 1917 and continued for 6 more times, ending on October 17, 1917.
It was reported that numerous healings took place during this time. Today Fatima is a worldwide place of pilgrimage, thousands of people flock here every year to pray to Our Lady and Our Lord.
Similar holidays and events
Mother's Day in Hong Kong on May 7 (also Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, Romania; celebrated on the first Sunday in May);
Madeira Day on July 1 (Madeira, Portugal);
Grandparents Day in Portugal on July 26 (Portuguese: Dia dos avós);
Feast day of the Assumption of Mary on August 15 (Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu);