Two months before the start of World Youth Day Lisbon 2023, the largest international gathering of young people with the Pope, which will take place from 1 to 6 August, the WYD Lisbon 2023 Foundation makes an assessment of the main indicators recorded.
World Youth Day is undoubtedly the biggest event ever held in Portugal. Due to its grandiosity, WYD will put to the test our country’s ability to welcome hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, who join the many tourists who choose Portugal as a holiday destination every year.
The numbers that make up WYD Lisbon 2023 are already higher than those recorded for previous WYD at the same stage of preparation for the meeting, which predicts a large influx of people to the Portuguese capital during the six days of the meeting.
But, let’s go to the numbers that, at this moment, make up WYD Lisbon 2023:
- 600,000 registered pilgrims;
- 184 countries represented;
- 20,605 volunteers;
- 6,000 host families;
- 400,000 spaces for collective accommodation;
- 1,000 catering and hospitality establishments, WYD partners;
- 2,000,000 meals to be served by the partner network;
- 201 WYD events;
- 90 performance venues;
- 6753 trees planted, worldwide, in the name of WYD Lisbon 2023;
- 100 hectares of the main WYD venue;
- 5000 toilets in Tagus Park;
- 25 hectares of area in Parque Eduardo VII for the installation of a stage;
- 9 translations of the WYD 2023 hymn.
It should be noted that the balance presented by the Lisbon 2023 WYD Foundation is based on data that is continually evolving and, as in previous WYD, as we get closer to the date of the event, we are witnessing a growth in interest and support for the Pope’s biggest event with young people from around the world.