Csíksomlyó Pentecost Pilgrimage 2017

Members of the Szekler and Csángó subgroups, Hungarian people from Transylvania, Hungary and from all over the world gathered for the 450th time at Csíksomlyó (Șumuleu Ciuc, a neighborhood of Miercurea Ciuc, Harghita County, Transylvania, Romania) to celebrate Pentecost.
All kind of pilgrims, from little children to old people, travel to pray together at the statue of the Virgin Mary of Csíksomlyó (also known as the Blessed Lady shrouded in the sun) from the Franciscan Church.
Hundreds of thousands of people attended the pilgrimage in a beautiful weather to participate to the open air mass at the Three Hill Altar on the „Saddle”, celebrated this year by the Apostolic Nuncio to Romania, Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendía.