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Georgi-Kirchweih & Georgiritt

Saint George

The feast of St. George, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, is on April 23. Saint George is invoked against fever and the plague, against temptation, for the weather and for the health of domestic animals. He is the patron saint of agriculture and his feast day is the start of the farmers' summer. St. George's Cavalcade is held around the time of his feast day.

Program

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
market with numerous stands, light entertainment programme - all day long

Sunday:
9a.m. - Arrival of the Georgi-Horsemen ("Georgi-Reiter") and the Salzburg Citizen Guard ("Bürgergarde) on Kapitelplatz; 9.45 a.m. Holy Mass at Georg's Chapel ("Georgskapelle) at the Hohensalzburg Fortress; 10a.m. ascent of Georgi-Horsemen and Salzburg Citizen Guard to the Hohensalzburg Fortress; 10.30a.m. Blessing of over 60 horses and horsemen in historic costumes at the Fortress' Courtyard and descent


Date & Time

27. - 29. Apr. 2018 (Fri-Sun)
  • from 09:00 o'clock

Contact

Salzburger Bürgergarde
Ernst Mosshammer
Fichtenweg 6
5082 Grödig
Tel. +43662 8042

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