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Summer feasts

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Pilgrimages to national shrines often catch the pulse of a nation. hidden europe highlights a few summer feasts.

Summer is the main season for pilgrimages in many parts of Europe. Some Catholic shrines are year-round destinations and command an international appeal. Good examples are three sites where it is alleged that Marian apparitions took place: Lourdes (France), Fátima (Portugal) and Medugorje (Bosnia).

Yet there are dozens of other shrines in Europe that really come spectacularly to life only on certain feast days.