Marian Days kicks off today in Carthage

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Marian Days kicked off today in Carthage. The annual festival had drawn tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics every year, through 2019.

But, it’s been canceled for the last 2 years due to COVID. KOAM’s Amber Jenkins headed to Carthage today to check out the return of Marian Days.

Plan on stopping by? Check out the resources shared by organizers on their Ngày Thánh Mẫu/Marian Days Facebook page, or scroll down for more.

“Marian Days FestivalMarian Days is a festival and a pilgrimage for Vietnamese American Roman Catholics celebrated since 1978 on a 28-acre campus of the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix in Carthage, Missouri. Although this event is organized by Vietnamese Americans with a Vietnamese theme in mind; however, many local foreigners and other ethnic groups also participate in this annual event.

The celebration is held on the first Thursday in August each year in an honor of the Virgin Mary and usually lasts for four days. As of 2018, about 80,000+ Vietnamese Americans make the journey from various parts of the United States and abroad to Carthage, MO.

Marian Days offer opportunities for individuals, family, and friends to come together for a celebration, enhancing relationships with God, reconciliation, and prayers.

Next Event: August 4 to 7, 2022”