2,000 balloons to be burst at annual Abbey Easter pilgrimage

PUBLISHED: 13:54 12 April 2009 | UPDATED: 21:58 26 October 2009

St Albans Abbey where the Easter pilgrims will meet up

St Albans Abbey where the Easter pilgrims will meet up

TWO thousand balloons will be burst during this year s Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Abbey to symbolise the resurrection. The annual event is usually attended by more than 1,000 people, including pilgrims from Times Territory.

People can gather fr

TWO thousand balloons will be burst during this year's Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Abbey to symbolise the resurrection.

The annual event is usually attended by more than 1,000 people, including pilgrims from Times Territory.

People can gather from 1pm at the Abbey Orchard and the procession into the Abbey will start at 2.30pm before the service begins at 3pm.

Last year snow fell on the day of the pilgrimage, leaving people congregating inside the Abbey instead of enjoying picnics and activities in the park.

Sub-Dean Canon Stephen Lake, who is hoping for better weather this year, said: "It's a very energetic way to celebrate Easter."

He added: "The theme this year is 'Bursting with Life' so there are going to be 2,000 balloons burst at the end of the service to symbolise Jesus' break from the tomb.


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