Interesting Place - Easter Fact - Oberammergau

Every ten years the people of Oberammergau stage a monumental passion play.

(A passion play depicts the Passion of Christ: the trial, suffering and death of Jesus Christ. It is a traditional part of Lent and Easter. The tradition in Oberammergau, started 377 years ago, during an outbreak of the bubonic plague. The residents made a vow to God that if he spared them they would give thanks by staging a passion play once every ten years. Centuries later, and the people of Oberammergau are still honouring their pledge. The passion play will be performed between May and October during 2010.)

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