Asian Youth Day is celebrated once in three years for the young people of Asian Countries. It gives a great international, cultural and spiritual exposure to our youth.
The Federation of Asian Bishops Conference-Office of Laity-Youth Desk (FABC-OL-YD) is organizing AYDs in various parts of Asia to renew Asian Youth's faith and love for the Word of God and the Eucharist and helps integrate these realities into their lives.
Similar to World Youth Day events, AYDs include the welcoming of pilgrims by parishes and host families, plenary sessions, reflections, testimonies, worship sessions, prayer and liturgies.
The pilgrimage of the young members of the people builds bridges of brotherhood and hope between continents, peoples and cultures. It is a journey which is always in action, like life, like youth.
Asian Youth Day - Link :
Click on http://www.fabc.org/ to view the website
also for the Youth Desk click on http://www.fabc.org/offices/olaity/youth.html
Asian youth Day (I)
Venue : Salesian Institute (Hua-Hin), Thailand
Date : 7th to 12 th Aug 1999
Theme: "Asian youth journeying with Jesus towards the new Millennium"
Asian Youth Day (II)
Venue: Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei
Date : 11th -17th Aug 2001
Theme: "We are called to Sanctity and Solidarity"
Asian Youth Day (III)
Venue: N.B.CLC" Bangalore, India
Date : 9th to 16th Aug 2003
Theme: "Asian Youth for Peace"
Asian Youth Day (IV)
Venue: YMCA Camp site, Hong Kong
Date : 30th July to 5th Aug 2006
Theme: "Youth, Hope of Asian Families'
Asian Youth Day (V)
Venue: Diocese of Imus - Philippines
Date : 20th - 27th, November 2009
Theme: 'Young Asians Come Together Share the Word, live the Eucharist"
Asian Youth Day (VI)
Venue: Korea (Diocese and Date yet to get finalised in the year 2012)