צַלְיָנוּת, עֲלִיָּה לָרֶגֶל
Various religions the word over recommend or require pilgrimages to holy sites.
The generic term for pilgrimage in a given religion is צַלְיָנוּת listen and repeat, while a pilgrim is a צַלְיָן listen and repeat or a צַלְיָנִית listen and repeat, referring to a male or female, respectively.
מִילְיוֹנֵי צַלְיָנִים מֻסְלְמִים מַגִּיעִים לְמֶכָּה מִדֵּי שָׁנָה.
Millions of Muslim pilgrims come to (arrive at) Mecca every year.
The words צליינות and צליין come from the Aramaic word pray - צָלֵי listen and repeat. The words are not related to the Hebrew לִצְלוֹת listen and repeat - to roast.
Specifically-Jewish pilgrimage to Jerusalem is עֲלִיָּה לָרֶגֶל listen and repeat - literally, going up for the occasion, where רֶגֶל listen and repeat refers to an occasion, something for which people pick up their legs and go somewhere.
Likewise, the three festivals for which Jews would once and continue to flock to Jerusalem are שְׁלֹשׁ הָרְגָלִים listen and repeat.
Holiday for me
I'll be on vacation during Passover, so I won't be writing much, if at all, over the next week or so.
In the meantime, if you haven't yet watched our Passover video lesson, here it is.
Happy (Passover) holiday!