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berammergau - Passion Play 2020
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The Passion Play was first performed in 1633, when the community of Oberammergau found itself under threat from the Bubonic plague – the town pledged that if God were to spare them death, they would perform a play each decade of Jesus’ passion, covering the final period of his life from his visit to Jerusalem and leading to his execution by crucifixion. A stage was erected in the local cemetery. Nowadays the performances take place on a much larger scale, with over 2000 of the village’s residents involved. Such is their dedication, all male actors performing in the plays are requested to let the hair on their heads and face grow from Ash Wednesday the year previous, to ensure they have an authentic look!




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