The International Youth Festival in Medjugorje is being held now for the last 25 years. Because of its 25th birthday, we are proudly presenting the new visual identity of the Festival. New logo is simple but its message is profound. Two hills, two symbols of Medjugorje – Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain are creating a heart. Within the heart is Medjugorje. Medjugorje is in the heart – in your heart. The heart is opened, just as Gospa desires the heart of every faithful to be opened for God and for our neighbours, as Her heart is opened for all. The heart is a symbol of Gospa’s school in Medjugorje.
She keeps inviting us to pray with the heart, to open our hearts to Jesus. The heart on the right side is cut with a line and it is making a cross of Jesus Christ – the symbol of Christianity. The horizontal line of the cross is lifted above and it reminds us to our hands lifted up in a prayer and in song. The heart is making a letter M at the same time. M as Mladifest (Youth Festival in Croatian), M as Medjugorje and M as Mary. Vanja Sivric and Katarina Vasilj, two young artists who designed the new logo explained this all to us. The Youth Festival is being held from July 31 to August 6, 2014.