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today

afternoon
19°C
50% Fineweather
3300m
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afternoon 19°C

Friday

Friday
18°C
70% Fineweather
3200m
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Saturday

Saturday
18°C
80% Fineweather
3100m
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Forecast

After this nice day, the weather is still in a good mood today! In the morning, there will be only a few harmless bands of clouds which will thicken a bit towards evening.

Tendency

A gentle October is followed by a hard January“, goes one of the few country sayings that is approved by science. And in view of today’s trend, we can look forward to a cold and hard January. During the entire next week, October will remain sunny and very “gentle”!

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Easter tombs - a Mediaeval tradition

Tombs inside the church at Easter?  That was a tradition that was very much frowned upon by Emperor Joseph II who, thus, promptly banned them. The custom of transforming the church chancel on Good Friday and Holy Saturday into a Holy Sepulchre originated way back in the Early Middle Ages and, after the death of the Emperor, the tradition was quickly rekindled and still exists today.

For some time now the practise of recreating the Holy Sepulchre has been enjoying increasing popularity. Tombs that have been in disuse for a long time are taken out of storage, restored and placed in position in the chancel, sometimes at the beginning of Holy Week, sometimes later on Maundy Thursday. They generally remain on display until Easter Monday, but sometimes even stay in place over the Octave of Easter, i.e. until the first Sunday after Easter.

The tradition is particularly observed in the villages of Axams, Igls, Patsch, Natters, Mutters, Götzens, Birgitz, Kematen and Oberperfuss. 


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Easter grave

Easter traditions // Easter grave celebration
Date: 19.04.2019
Event venue: Parish church in Natters
(Kirchplatz, 6161 Natters)

Easter grave

Easter grave celebration // Easter traditions
Date: 20.04.2019
Event venue: Parish church Mutters
(Kirchplatz, 6162 Mutters)

Easter grave

Easter traditions // Easter grave celebration
Date: 20.04.2019
Event venue: Parish church in Natters
(Kirchplatz, 6161 Natters)

Easter grave

Easter grave celebration // Easter traditions
Date: 21.04.2019
Event venue: Parish church Mutters
(Kirchplatz, 6162 Mutters)

Easter grave

Easter traditions // Easter grave celebration
Date: 21.04.2019
Event venue: Parish church in Natters
(Kirchplatz, 6161 Natters)

Easter Grave

Easter grave celebration
Date: 21.04.2019
Event venue: Pfarrkirche St. Sigmund

Easter grave

Easter grave celebration // Easter traditions
Date: 22.04.2019
Event venue: Parish church Mutters
(Kirchplatz, 6162 Mutters)

Easter grave

Easter traditions // Easter grave celebration
Date: 22.04.2019
Event venue: Parish church in Natters
(Kirchplatz, 6161 Natters)

Easter grave

Easter traditions // Easter grave celebration
Date: 23.04.2019
Event venue: Parish church in Natters
(Kirchplatz, 6161 Natters)

Easter grave

Easter traditions // Easter grave celebration
Date: 24.04.2019
Event venue: Parish church in Natters
(Kirchplatz, 6161 Natters)


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