The 2018 Uganda Martyrs' Day celebrations will be animated by the Archdiocese of Tororo. This annual celebration held on 3rd June; the feast of the Uganda Martyrs as decreed by the act of canonization in 1964 by the Universal Catholic Church. In Uganda, the government declared this day a national public
holiday in commemoration of the first Christian Martyrs in the country.
The Uganda Martyrs Day attracts pilgrims from all corners of the world making it one of the biggest Christian events in the world.
This celebration has a series of events that start a month earlier; with most of the Christians footing to the Shrine as a pilgrimage and homage to the Catholic Martyrs and Saints. Among other events is the Novena which begins on 25th May.