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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.

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.

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.
 

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