Though it is difficult to calculate exact numbers, several hundred thousand pilgrims haven taken part in the event every year in the last decade or two. I have thought about going myself for several years since I discovered Fertőendréd, the village I call home, organizes a trip to Csíksomlyó every year. Oddly enough, it was my wife who insisted we finally make the journey. I agreed wholeheartedly.
I can't wait for June.