Today marks 132 years since the killing of Christian converts who were burnt for their faith. Every June 3, Christians throng to Namugongo to celebrate their martyrdom
Highlights at the Catholic shrine
The pilgrims are eager to get water from the pond that lies near the shrine. The water is special in the lives of the pilgrims.
The Uganda Martyrs are a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda.
They were killed on orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda. The deaths took place at a time when there was a three-way religious struggle for political influence at the Buganda royal court.
The Catholic Church beatified the 22 Catholic martyrs of its faith in 1920 and canonized them in 1964.
This year's Martyrs's Day celebrations will be led by the archdiocese of Tororo.
The celebrations at the anglican church will be led by Kigezi Diocese where Prime minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and his predecessor Amama Mbabazi are the organisers.
And who were these martyrs?
Denis Ssebuggwawo Wasswa
John Maria Muzeeyi
Here is a flashback of what transpired last evening
Pilgrims lining up to fetch water believed to have miraculous powers
Pilgrims move around the pond
Confession time? A christian engages a priest at Namugongo
Prayer time: Christians praying through the martyrs
Tired: Pilgrims take a nap
As the D-day sets in
It is a chilly morning and the Christians are anxiously awaiting Mass
It is all joy and happiness for the believers at Namugongo
Kikiga dance going on at Nakiyanja, the Anglican Church
Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga arrives at Namugongo
Theme for the Martyrs Day at the Anglican Church: Walking into the light of God