Portugal, Estremadura, Cova de Iria, Fatima. 2017. The candle procession is considered one the highlights of the Fatima pilgrimage. Each Portuguese has a strong and personal bond with the Fátima phenomenon whether one believes in the apparitions or not. What matters is the message of peace, light, hope and togetherness emanating from the events of 1917, highlighted by praying together during the pilgrimage on foot, promoting introspection and spirituality.