43rd Marian Days is cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Marian Days 2019

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Marian Days 2020 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marian Days is a festival and a pilgrimage for Vietnamese American Roman Catholics, celebrated since 1978 on an 28-acre campus of the Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer in Carthage, Missouri.  Tens of thousands of Vietnamese Americans make the journey to Carthage for the event.

Although this event is organized by Vietnamese Americans with a Vietnamese theme in mind, many area residents take part in the annual event.

The following was posted to social media and shared by the Carthage Convention & Visistor’s Bureau:

“Family and friends,

The Brothers and Priests at the Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer have decided to cancel the 43rd Marian Days Celebration due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are truly sadden of this outcome but everyone’s safety is first priority. We do hope to see you all next year in August of 2021! Stay safe and continue to know of our prayers! 🙏🏻”