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11 Oct 2018 | 12:20 PM UTC

Romania: Tens of thousands gather in Iasi for pilgrimage October 11-15

Romania News Alert

Pilgrims gather in Iasi in commemoration of Saint Parasheva October 11-15; traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/11/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/15/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Bucharest). COUNTRY/REGION Iasi


Tens of thousands of people will gather in the eastern city of Iasi on Thursday, October 11, to Monday, October 15, for the pilgrimage dedicated to Saint Parascheva. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are expected; local authorities have announced the closure of several streets within the city as well as the deployment of hundreds of police officers. Increased means of transportation (bus, trains) will be running between the capital Bucharest and Iasi.  


Individuals in the area are advised to allow for extra time to reach their destinations and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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