Procession "Following the Cross"18-19.04.
The most famous procession on island Hvar is called "Za Križen" (Following the Cross) and has taken place for over 500 years every Maundy Thursday. On that evening, six cross bearers, one each Vrboska, Jelsa, Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirče and Vrbanj lead their acolytes and pilgrims on 22 km procession through the night, leaving at 10 pm visiting the other five settlements and their churches for reflection and prayer before returning to their starting point at about 6.30am. The procession was inscribed as intangible UNESCO heritage a few years ago.
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