The first eight days of the Easter season make up the Octave of Easter and are celebrated as Solemnities of the Lord. Although it rained nearly throughout the whole period, Medjugorje was still packed with various groups of pilgrims. Pilgrims from all over the world participated this week in 89 different Holy Mass celebrations in different languages as well as in evening prayer programme. Information Office in Medjugorje was able to confirm to us that this week there were groups from Italy, France, Austria, Germany, United States, Ireland, UK, Canada, Mauritius, Malta, Check Republic, Romania, Korea, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Hungary, Switzerland, Argentina, Mexico, Lebanon, Belgium, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This Octave was even more special because of the group of grown newly baptised pilgrims from United States and there were also many priests who came to Medjugorje to intensify their own personal prayer and peace.