Lucca – Exaltation of the Holy Cross – 3rd May 2016

Lucca Volto Santo vestito
The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is celebrated with special solemnity in Lucca, motivated by the presence of the precious medieval wooden crucifix known as the Holy Face. On this day, as the feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross on September 14, the crucifix is exposed and adorned with precious clothes and antique jewelry, gifts and alms of the faithful.

On May 3, as sign of celebration, it was tradition to welcome a market on the square in front of the cathedral, a tradition that is still preserved today.

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