Mount of Olives and Passion of Christ Choral Commemoration
Every year on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, the so-called “Mount of Olives and Passion of Christ Choral Commemoration” takes place in Großarl, a unique event dating back to the Middle Ages. From 8 PM on Thursday to 4 AM on Friday, the farmers of the area sing old Passiontide tunes on the hourly. The following day, it’s the townsmen's turn to take the vocal stage. The songs tell the events of Jesus’s crucifixion and rejoice in the Resurrection.
Traditional Easter Cribs
Christmas cribs are common around Austria but SalzburgerLand also has its very own Easter Cribs. Instead of Jesus Christ's birth they show his Stations of the Cross. Locals around the region keep the cribs in their private homes, while visitors can check them out in the yearly Easter exhibition at Salzburger Heimatwerk. It features around 120 handmade cribs, including carved and pottery versions.