Holy Week Processions in Mendrisio

Holy Week Processions of Mendrisio

28. – 29.03.2024

The Processions are held in Mendrisio on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday every year. An unmissable and unique event, where history becomes a spectacle in the perpetuation of tradition. As they make their way through the streets of the town, a soft light is given off by the “Trasparenti”, translucent paintings on canvas mounted on “boxes” and lit up from within. Crafted using a special technique dating back to the eighteenth century, the “Trasparenti” are a characteristic feature of the Processions and a fundamental element of the candidacy. The Maundy Thursday Procession represents the Passion and the Stations of the Cross, featuring around 270 participants. The Good Friday Procession is more austere and solemn, with over 700 participants.

Fondazione Processioni Storiche di Mendrisio
Via Vecchio Ginnasio
6850 Mendrisio
   +41 91 646 91 41
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  • The public can freely choose the place where to attend the Processions, but we point out that it is possible to book a place on the stands in Piazza del Ponte.