Via Crucis Vivent

On Good Friday, Sant Hilari Sacalm celebrates its Via Crucis Vivent (a performance of Jesus’ crucifixion), preserving the processional tradition and passing from parents to children, so it has become a very important tradition.

This festivity has been celebrated for more than 300 hundred years and has passed from generation to generation. Initially, the procession was on Holy Wednesday in the morning; it was later held on Holy Thursday evening and, finally, on Good Friday, as it is now.

The celebration consists of a procession through the main streets of the town along with some religious mysteries and lighted candles. There are a total of eleven stations. The last and most important one represents the crucifixion and death of Jesus.

In addition, in 1999, it was declared a Traditional Festival of National Interest. Later, in 2010, it was declared a Heritage Festival of National Interest, and it also received the award Creu de Sant Jordi that same year.

Therefore, every Good Friday the townspeople celebrate Via Crucis Vivent. Moreover, Can Rovira holds an exhibition related to this festival twice a year (one at Easter).