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Holy Week traditions in Korčula
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Holy Week traditions in Korčula

  • 24.03.2024. - 02.04.2024.
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Holy Week in Korčula  is one of the most impressive Easter customs and Catholic phenomena in Croatia and beyond, a living monument of the Catholic faith on the island that has remained almost unchanged for centuries thanks to the people of Korčula and their stubborn perseverance to transmit and preserve the customs in detail. This tradition is one of the rare public goods that the people of Korčula have preserved in their originality and kept for themselves.

This extremely rich sacral, cultural and historical heritage is registered in the Register of Intangible Cultural Assets of the Republic of Croatia, making this Korčulas tradition stand alongside the Dubrovnik Festivity of Saint Blaise and the Hvar Procession Following the Cross.

During Holy week in Korčula, the three brotherhoods colourfully process through the town, with impressive costumes and religious regalia.

There are three brotherhoods in the Town of Korčula: Brotherhood of All Saints, founded in 1301, the St. Rocco brotherhood, founded in 1575 and the brotherhood of St. Michael, founded in 1603.
The churches and halls of the brotherhoods hold exhibits evoking the rich history of Korčulans over the centuries.

If you happen to be on Korčula during Holy Week, don't miss out on experiencing the unique customs of this region.

 Korčula city

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