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today

afternoon
27°C
80% Fineweather
4000m
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afternoon 27°C

Thursday

Thursday
29°C
60% Fineweather
4100m
Frostborder

Friday

Friday
20°C
60% Fineweather
3000m
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Forecast

The always welcome Azores High is drifting towards Central Europe and will bring us perfect summer weather on Wednesday!

The sun will shine all day long and even the obligatory cumulus clouds in the afternoon will be harmless.

Tendency

It won’t be before Thursday afternoon that cooler maritime air will bring thunderstorms. Friday will see an improvement in the weather again.

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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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