Motorists urged caution as annual Catholic pilgrimage gets underway

The first groups of pilgrims have set off to Aglona for the annual Catholic feast of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Latvia's Road authority urges motorists to be extra careful these days as large groups of people are likely to walk on public roads.

The catholic gathering, which starts on August 11, attracts thousands of believers each year. It's a tradition that developed many other traditions within itself.

The annual Catholic feast culminates on August 15 with the Holy Mass gathers thousands of believers from Latvia and other countries.

The pilgrimage is considered a national-scale event and also receives financing from the state budget.

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