Pilgrimage has been celebrated in literature from The Canterbury Tales to Paulo Coelho’s The Pilgrimage. Pilgrims in funny hats and buckled shoes play an outsized role in the American national mythos, but pilgrimage traditions encompass much more than the Puritans. From medieval Japan, where the first pilgrimage package tours were offered, to modern-day Mecca, which welcomes 30 million pilgrims for the annual hajj, to Africa, Latin America, and beyond, pilgrimage is a global phenomenon.
Test your knowledge of pilgrimages throughout history, across religions, and around the world.[qzzr quiz=”90341″ width=”100%” height=”auto” redirect=”true” offset=”0″]
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Headline image credit: Kataragama, female devotees. Photo by Arian Zwegers. CC-BY-2.0 via Flickr.