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Kerkennacht attracts tens of thousands

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UTRECHT The concept of holding midnight services or events at over 200 churches throughout the country has netted about 40,000 participants. At some churches the event was one of total silence, at others there was debate, singing or dance. This year, the Council of Churches organized the event. The concept is rather new in the Netherlands and was borrowed from Austria and Germany where these events have been held for years. In the Netherlands, it will be held every two years.