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Holy Week in Assisi

April 6th to 9th, 2023, From Holy Thursday to Holy Sunday. every day a religious ritual.

Holy Week in Assisi
06 Apr 2023 - 09 Apr 2023 Umbria -Assisi  Folklore-Traditions | Religious celebrations

The Holy Week in Assisi is dedicated to Easter rituals from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday.

On Holy Thursday (April 6th,2023) 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 (April 7th, 2023) the Dead Christ is transferred 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 9th, 2023), 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.

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