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Eater Mysteries | Idanha-a-Nova

At Easter time, there are several activities underway in the context of the Easter mysteries celebrations, The Easter Mysteries, which include a set of manifestations of popular religiosity linked to the Lenten and Pascal cycle that extend by the 17 parishes in the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova, in the district of Castelo Branco.

Over the 90 days, which range from Ash Wednesday to Pentecost Sunday, more than 250 manifestations of piety occur which translate into a very significant cultural richness.


The Easter Mysteries are a set of centennial initiatives of popular culture that unfold for several days and throughout the county. Since the supper of the Twelve, replaying the Last Supper, the washing-feet, processions, ordering of souls, the cross-country inthe streets and representations as of Mary Magdalene.

The municipality of Idanha-A-Nova presented a request for the inscription of the Easter Mysteries in Idanha to UNESCO.

Manifestations of popular religiosity linked to the Lenten and Pascal Cycle, the Easter mysteries are an excellent example of the best safeguard practices of the intangible cultural heritage of the region.

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