Slovakia commemorates patron saint with public holiday on Wednesday

Slovakia marks the holiday of its patron saint, the Virgin Mary of Seven Sorrows, on Wednesday, September 15.

Slovakia marks the holiday of its patron saint, the Virgin Mary of Seven Sorrows, on Wednesday, September 15.

The Roman Catholic holiday celebrating the Virgin Mary is a public holiday in Slovakia.

The basilica in Šaštín, western Slovakia, the national shrine of the saint, is hosting a national pilgrimage on September 15-19 this year.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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