About the WYD
Frequently Asked Questions about the World Youth Day
What is the World Youth Day
World Youth Day (WYD) is an event for young people organized by the Roman Catholic Church. World Youth Day was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985. For the first celebration of WYD in 1986, bishops all over the world were invited to schedule an annual youth event to be held every Palm Sunday in their dioceses.
How Many People Will be There?
It's always difficult to tell in advance - the last World Youth Day had 3,700,000 people from all over the World.
Who Started the World Youth Days?
The founder and first host of World Youth Day was St. John Paul II. He gathered youth in Rome (1984, 1985, 2000), Buenos Aires (1987), Santiago de Compostela (1989), Czestochowa (1991), Denver (1993), Manila (1995), Paris (1997) and Toronto (2002).
How do I get WYD tickets?
If you register with us we will buy your World Youth Day tickets for you.
Is it only a day?
No despite the name the World Youth Day is actually 10 days long - the first 5 days are held in Dioceses around the country. The second 5 days are held in one city where everyone comes together. We are offering a trip just for the last 5 days. The itinerary of the World Youth Day can be found on the first drop down menu.
Does it matter if I'm not Catholic or religious?
Not at all! Many people have travelled with us to past World Youth Days who have not be Catholic or religious. All of them have had an amazing time which has been both unforgettable and thought-provoking. You are very welcome, whatever your beliefs, as long as you are respectful of other people's beliefs on the trip.