Holy Week Processions in Mendrisio

2025 edition

The next edition will be held on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 April 2025.
Goodbye and see you next year!

A tradition 400 years old

Fascinating mixture of popular religiosity, mysticism, theatricality and art, the citizens of Mendrisio of all ages participate as participants in the event. A deeply rooted tradition that may perhaps seem anachronistic. But it is precisely the observance of a ritual handed down by the fathers to revive, punctually every year, the unique spirit that you breathe through the ancient streets of the village, during the processions and on the days before them. An unmissable and unique event, where history becomes a spectacle in the perpetuation of tradition.

An unmissable and unique appointment

Our Heritage in a nutshell

The UNESCO intangible cultural heritage bears witness to the richness and diversity of our traditions. The new explanatory video presents the most important information on the Mendrisio Holy Week Processions in an understandable way. A video in drawing format, simple and attractive, provides interesting background information on our centuries-old heritage.

Explanatory video Mendrisio Holy Week Processions

A tribute to the volunteers and tradition

Heinz Plenge, a Peruvian photographer of international renown, followed every aspect of the preparations for the two processions, collecting documentation, testimonies and working to render the lights and settings, the volunteers and their gazes, as well as all the emotions that characterise the two events.

Digital photo album

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