World Youth Day
World Youth Day (WYD) is celebrated to spread the message of Jesus Christ. The main protagonists of this celebration are the youth. It is through this young blood that the organization hopes to spread the hope and unity of faith in Christ. The WYD is an annual congregation where thousands of young people gather to celebrate Christ.
Where: WYD is a week long festival held every 2 or 3 years in different predetermined locations. The World Youth Day 2013 congregation is being held at the Brazilian capital city of Rio de Janeiro from 23rd July to 28th July, 2013.
How to register: For this year’s celebrations, you can register online on the official website of WYD. Accommodations are arranged at various places in the city and you can choose the one you want while registering for the event. All bookings will be done based on availability status at that point of time.
World Youth Day Celebrations:
The theme of the 28th WYD in 2013 is “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19). This was announced during the last meeting in 2011 held at Spain, by Pope Benedict XVI. As with every meeting this year too, the celebrations will include catechesis, testimonials, cultural activities and music festivals. The main events of the festival will be the Opening Mass, Papal Welcome Ceremony, Vigil of Youth with the Pope, Stations of the Cross and the Final Mass. This year too more than 190 countries are expected to join the celebrations to make it a magnanimous event.