Holy Week in Assisi
From March 29, Holy Thursday, to April 2nd, Holy Monday. every day a religious ritual.
The Holy Week in Assisi is dedicated to Easter rituals and it consists in the celebration of the traditional religious rituals: on Holy Thursday (March 29, 2018) in the St. Ruffino Cathedral the “Crucifix Deposition” is celebrated, also known as“Scavigliazione”, the traditional moment inspired to an ancient lauda (important holy song in vernacular language) about the Passion, defined for this reason as “Lauda of the Scavigliazione“.
On Good Friday morning (March 30) the Dead Christ is transfered from St. Ruffino Cathedral (the place of the Patron of Assisi) to St. Francesco papal Cathedral, and in the afternoon the “Three hours of Agony” is celebrated.
In the evening, Assisi is illuminated by the torchlights of the Brotherhoods’ Procession in which all of the brotherhoods that across the city participate starting from St. Francesco Church to bring back in the cathedral the Dead Christ.
On Easter Sunday (April 1), the day of Christ Resurrection, the inhabitants of Umbria eat the traditional Easter breakfast : with the capocollo, boiled egges, torcolo, chocolate, Easter cheese cake and the dessert.Go to the website Holy Week in Assisi