The Pilgrims' Religion: A Faith That Inspired Thanksgiving: <i>Mayflower II</i>, replica of the original ship <i>Mayflower</i>, which sailed in 1620 bringing the first Puritan Separatist pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Mt. Kailash is a holy mountain in western Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the Ganges River). It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is set along the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, 30 kilometres (19 miles) east of Quebec City. It has been credited by the Roman Catholic Church with many miracles of curing the sick and disabled. It is an important Catholic sanctuary which receives about a half-million pilgrims each year. by Ken Kaminsky
Some unknown facts about the pilgrims and their Mayflower voyage: (1) Not all of the Mayflower's passengers were motivated by religion. (2) They didn’t land in Plymouth first. (3) Some of the passengers had been to America before. (4) The Pilgrims were relatively tolerant of other religious beliefs. (5) The Pilgrims didn’t name Plymouth, Massachusetts, for Plymouth, England.
Pilgrim badge from the shrine of St James in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. This badge is in the shape of a scallop shell. It was found in a 15th-century dump at Butler’s Wharf in Bermondsey. Santiago de Compostela was the third most important pilgrimage destination after Jerusalem and Rome. Production Date: Late Medieval; 15th century