Traditional pilgrimage festival kicks off at Velehrad

The annual pilgrimage festival marking the legacy of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Greek missionaries who brought Christianity to the Czech lands, gets underway at Velehrad in South Moravia on Tuesday.

The two-day event, called the People of Goodwill Days, includes a number of cultural events, lectures and is traditionally attended by tens of thousands of believers.

The celebrations will be launched in the evening with a charity concert and will culminate on Wednesday with a national pilgrimage and a celebratory mass.

Author: Ruth Fraňková