Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter parades on Good Friday

Easter parades on Good Friday are prevalent in all the towns and cities in Umbria, starting in the evening, at about 9 o'clock.

In Gubbio large bonfires are lighted along the route of the procession, and impressivly-hooded monks with loud rattles accompany the religious icons and the shrouded Christ.

The solemnity and large numbers of participants, the medieval streets and candles in the darkened windows instill a feeling of awe in the spectators, and it is well worth a visit to absorb the true atmosphere of this celebration.

Bookings are now being taken for the Easter weekend.