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Fascinating Traditions

Easter Customs in Tyrol

Gloriously colourful rituals make Easter time one of the most idyllic times of the year. Old costums are kept alive particularly around the Calvary Hill in Imst. During the Holy Week (Maundy Thursday, 06.04.2023, and Good Friday, 07.04.2023) the local residents make a pilgrimage over their "little mountain" on whose hilltop rests the little Laurentius church from the 5th century.
During the palm-procession on Palm Sunday (02.04.2023) young boys from the town compete to see who can erect the longest palm pole (record in 2009: 36.5 metres) in front of the parish church. The chapels and wayside shrines along the Stations of the Cross

are lovingly decorated during the Easter week. Of special interest: the "blood-shedding" Savior, an old and mechanically-operated depiction of the suffering of Christ.

Passion crib:
The passion crib of the Imst-Tarrenz Nativity Academy can be admired from 10.03. to 10.04. in the Nativity Museum at Pfarrgasse 5 in Imst. Also on display is Hans Seifert's Nativity Scene of Diversity, with over 200 figurines and 170 animals, made by more than 20 different carvers. Both cribs are accompanied by an audio guide.


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