Monday, November 22, 2010

The Hopping Procession of Echternach

In its recent session of 16 November, UNESCO decided to inscribe on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity the hopping procession of Echternach (Echternacher Springprozession), a unique procession, which since the Middle Ages takes place every Whit Tuesday in the medieval town centre of Echternach, the oldest city in Luxemburg. It leads to the tomb of St. Willibrord in the Basilica of Echternach. You can read all about it - practical as well as historical aspects - at this link.

This is the official video presenting the procession at the UNESCO website, which also includes historic footage:

And here are some more impression from a recent procession:

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