Some 2,000 people expected to attend annual pilgrimage to Sněžka on Monday

09-08-2015

Around two thousand people are expected to take part in the annual pilgrimage to the top of the Czech Republic's highest peak, Sněžka, on Monday. A special mass will be served by the bishop of Hradec Králové, Jan Vokál, in honour of St Lawrence, the saint of the Krkonoše Mountains and the patron saint of brewers. Hundreds of Poles are also expected to attended the mass on the highest point of the Krkonoše Mountain, which lie on the Czech-Polish border. Former Czech president Václav Kalus is also expected to také part in the event. Czechs and Poles have been making the joint pilgrimage since the early 1990s.