The year 2016 sets the third edition of Halleluya Festival of Integrated Arts at World Youth Day. Halleluya event started at WYD in Madrid (2011) then in Rio de Janeiro (2013). This year it will be hosted for the first time in Krakow, Poland, from the 27 th to 29 th of July, at Szczepanski Square.
Halleluya is part of the Youth Festival official program at WYD and will have artistic concerts, shows, exhibitions and much more as a way to express the faith in Christ through the arts. As all the other activities that will take place during Youth Festival, Halleluya will also be open and of free entrance.
In 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Halleluya took place in one of the greatest touristic sites in the city, the Arcos at the Lapa neighbourhood, where it gathered 40,000 pilgrims thoughout 4 days of event. Estimative this year is to reach a public of 10,000 people of different nationalities every day.
The event will welcome some of the main worldwide attractions in Catholic scenario which will be released from June. In total, there will be 15 attractions including music, dance and theatrical performances in many languages such as English, Polish, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Along with these attractions, the festival will also host the Mercy Area where there will be confessions and a chapel with the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration. The Cultural Arena is a place where people can undertake short workshops on different subjects such as confession and prayer. It is also a place for sharing experiences and personal testimonies of evangelization with other pilgrims and Catholic artists.
HALLELUYA Krakow Program
Wednesday: 27th July (14hs-23hs)
Thursday: 28th July (14hs-16hs; 20hs-23hs)
Friday: 29th July (14hs-16hs; 21hs-23hs)
Place: Szczepanski Square