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Croatian hero Ante Gotovina on Hvar for prayer and retreat

Hvar - As Hvar gears up for its unique UNESCO-protected Easter procession, Croatia's most popular hero arrives for prayer and retreat.
In the Media by Paul Bradbury

500 years of tradition in Croatia: 'Za Krizem' underway on Hvar Special

Jelsa - One of the world's most interesting Catholic traditions is underway in Croatia, as the Easter Processions in six towns and villages on Hvar begin a long night.
Digital Journal Report by Paul Bradbury

Easter in Croatia: 'Za Krizem' exhibition opens in Jelsa on Hvar Special

Jelsa - Preparations for the UNESCO-protection Easter Procession in Jelsa are underway, with the opening of a photo exhibition in the town's museum.
Digital Journal Report by Paul Bradbury
 

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The stage is set - the final steps on Jelsa s main square
@Paulo Buncuga
The stage is set - the final steps on Jelsa's main square
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The Cross bearer runs those final steps to the awaiting priest after an exhausting 22 kilometre walk...
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The Cross bearer runs those final steps to the awaiting priest after an exhausting 22 kilometre walk through the night
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Hvar is a fiercely Catholic island  and the religious tradition is strong
@Paulo Buncuga
Hvar is a fiercely Catholic island, and the religious tradition is strong
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The chanting throughout the night has been well rehearsed
@Paulo Buncuga
The chanting throughout the night has been well rehearsed
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Prayer and reflection play an important part in the procession
@Paulo Buncuga
Prayer and reflection play an important part in the procession
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The Cross bearer is accompanied by numerous acolytes
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The Cross bearer is accompanied by numerous acolytes
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The 22km procession takes place through the night on Maundy Thursday
Paolo Buncuga
The 22km procession takes place through the night on Maundy Thursday
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Early morning on Good Friday - the procession on the high road overlooking Jelsa
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Early morning on Good Friday - the procession on the high road overlooking Jelsa
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The procession has taken place every year on Hvar for more than 500 years
@Paulo Buncuga
The procession has taken place every year on Hvar for more than 500 years
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The procession is one of Hvar s four UNESCO heritages  the only island in the world to possess so ma...
@Paulo Buncuga
The procession is one of Hvar's four UNESCO heritages, the only island in the world to possess so many
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The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
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The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
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The main square in Jelsa is the focal point of the procession
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The main square in Jelsa is the focal point of the procession
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Faith and devotion
@Paulo Buncuga
Faith and devotion
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The procession includes visits and prayer in the churches of all six locations
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The procession includes visits and prayer in the churches of all six locations
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The procession brings together Hvar inhabitants of all generations  with many having walked the rout...
@Paulo Buncuga
The procession brings together Hvar inhabitants of all generations, with many having walked the route every year for more than half a century
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The final steps
@Paulo Buncuga
The final steps
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The 500 year-old Za Krizem religious Easter procession in Jelsa is underway
Paolo Buncuga
The 500 year-old Za Krizem religious Easter procession in Jelsa is underway
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The procession takes about nine hours through the night. Some time for reflection and rest
@Paulo Buncuga
The procession takes about nine hours through the night. Some time for reflection and rest
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The exhibition will run until April 10
Paolo Buncuga
The exhibition will run until April 10
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To carry the cross is a great honour
@Paulo Buncuga
To carry the cross is a great honour
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