Procession Following the Cross - Hvar

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The cross bearer is the head of the Procession. He is either barefoot or in socks and carries the Cross that is covered with a black veil. The cross bearer has his own helpers, followers and singers who sing "Lamentations of the Virgin Mary" and people carrying large candles and banners that lead the Procession. Everyone is dressed in white Brotherhood tunics.

Today the Procession starts at 10 PM on Maundy Thursday, lasts 8 hours, covers a distance of 22 km and includes six parishes: Jelsa, Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirce, Vrbanj and Vrboska.

"Following the Cross" Procession is on the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

 

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