World Youth Day

World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope celebrated about every three years in a different country. The most recent WYD was celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal from August 1-6, 2023 and the next World Youth Day will be held in Seoul, Korea, most likely in the summer of 2027.

WYD is open to all young people who want to take part in a festive encounter centered on Jesus Christ together with their peers. This event is an opportunity to personally experience the universality of the Catholic Church, and to share with the whole world the hope of many young people who are committing their lives to Christ and His Church. World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, through prayer and the sacraments, together with hundreds of thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions.

  • WHEN IS IT? The next WYD will be in 2027

  • WHO’S INVITED? WYD is intended for ages 15-35.