Za Krizen 2017 on Hvar: 6 Processions, 6 Videos

By , 14 Apr 2017, 07:26 AM Travel

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Arguably Hvar's most treausred tradition - the 500 year-old UNESCO 'Za Krizen' (Behind the Cross) procession finished just after 0700 on April 14, 2017. TCN was there through the night. 

It is a procession we have written about a lot over the years, and this year's event even brought Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic. More of that later, but for the pilgrims taking part in this unique 22km procession through the night, a video appreciation with timeframe.

22:00 The Start - six simultaeous processions from Jelsa, Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirce, Vrbanj and Vrboska.

2345 - the arrival of Vrboska.

0020 - the departure of Vrboska

0050 - the arrival of Vrbanj

0230 - the arrival of Svirce

0340 - the arrival of Vrisnik

0500 - the arrival of Pitve

0710 - the return of Jelsa

total sailing

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  • Occasional traffic jams are possible on the following sections: - on the roads towards the coast - on the A1 motorway, between Karlovac and Bosiljevo, and between the junction Gospić, and the tunnel Sveti Rok, towards the coast - at the border crossing Kaštel and Plovanija, the queue towards Slovenia is approximately 4 km long There is a traffic ban on freight vehicles heavier than 7,5 t on most Croatian state roads leading to the coast and in Istria, except on the DC1 Karlovac-Knin-Sinj: -on Saturday, 24 June, 4am-11pm -on Sunday, 25 June, noon-11pm. One lane is free only on the following sections of the motorways: -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Sveti Križ Začretje and Krapina junctions 38th-41st km in both directions; -A4 Zagreb-Goričan - traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; in the roadwork area traffic is flowing in reduced lanes. Sections of the roads closed due to roadworks: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing; -on the DC502 Smičić-Pridraga state road. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road in Knin until 14 July; -on the DC1 state road at Mostanje and on the section Sučević-Otrić. -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road.
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