Festival of the Guardians of the Tomb of Christ in Imotski

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They call them “Žudije”, the Guardians of the Tomb of Christ, usually dressed as Roman soldiers during the Holy Week, it is a tradition especially rooted in Dalmatia, where the oldest Žudije come from Metković and were established in 1857.

This year, the sixteenth in a row Festival of Žudije began by the celebration of the Holy Mass in the Church of St. Franje in Imotski, informs Dalmacija News.


Festival´s main motto was “To Love Each Other” and there were 35 parishes from Croatia and from Bosnia and Herzegovina with more than a thousand participants of the whole event.


The famous Croatian photographer Šime Stikoman made another of his “Millennium photos” with all participants of the festival and many locals from Imotski, who posed at the “Gospin Dolac” football stadium in Imotski.

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