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The traditional pilgrimage to Our Lady’s island of Zečevo

The traditional pilgrimage to Our Lady's island of Zečevo

Besides the traditional pilgrimage by boats and on foot to the island of Our Lady in May, in the honour of the apparition of Our Lady to the shepherds Jelena in 1516, there is pilgrimage also on 5th August. According to a legend, after the Ottomans set the convent on fire and threw Our Lady’s statue into the sea, the church bells started to ring, people came running from fields, and the statue of Our Lady swam to the shores where today Our Lady’s pier is situated. This and similar legends attract and inspire, hence the visit to Our Lady´s island is the most romantic moment of vacation for many tourists.