Procession "Following the Cross" during Holy Week
Published: 06.12.2014 u 10:17
The first record of the Procession "Following the Cross" is found in the visitation of Bishop Milania in 1658. He notes that the Procession began even earlier, starting on Good Friday in the morning or after midnight. The procession "Following the Cross" starts at 22 pm on Holy Thursday, lasts 8 hours, covers a distance of 22 km and includes six parishes: Jelsa, Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirce, Vrbanj and Vrboska.
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 crying, mounts "Torca" (large candles) and batištradu (procession leader). Everyone is dressed in white Brotherhood tunics. Official staff processions Many worshipers from all over the island and guests who are staying on the island, carrying candles and rosaries.
Other locals and many guests wait for the Procession from other places with them in church and sing and participate in the prayers.
Procession "Following the Cross" as an intangible cultural heritage under the protection of UNESCO.
Things to Do & See
Kozarica place on the island of Mljet, which offers an exciting and relaxing holiday for people who seek peace and want to enjoy the beauty of nature. It is a small fishing village where the winter habitat of some 20 villagers.
In the center of the island Hvar lies Jelsa, welcoming, clean, friendly and tend to guests and visitors. It is determined by two highest island peak - in the west of St. Nicholas, on the east Hum. In the south is surrounded by hills Top, Samotorac and Forest, on the north side of the north winds protects Burkovo hill.
Mljet is located in the South Dalmatian Archipelago. It is the southernmost and easternmost of all our islands. Provides parallel with the eastern half of the Peljesac peninsula from which it is separated Mljet channel 8 km wide.
Unspoiled nature, clear blue skies, crystal clear waters, beautiful bays and beaches, smells and colors of picturesque lavender fields, vineyards, olive groves, as well as many historic and cultural sites, together with friendly hosts is what makes Hvar one of the most desirable holiday destinations and arguably one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, among which it is included magazine "Traveller" in 1997.
Tourism is its development on the island of Korcula started at the end of XIX. century. The first public beach is regulated in the town of Korcula in 1904, while the first Korčulan prospect in several languages printed in Vienna in 1914. After II. World War II, the sixties begins on the entire island development of modern tourism: hotels were built, decorated campsites and other tourist and catering facilities.
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