The Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs is celebrated each 22 March to honour the martyrs of Sebaste and to mark the beginning of spring. Participants hike up the Isar hill, stopping at the church to pay tribute to the martyrs. This event requires the selfless cooperation of many people from all age groups, social classes and backgrounds, thus promoting and encouraging teamwork and solidarity. Grandparents, parents and children all hike together, while the climb also unites people from different ethnic groups and religions.
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2013 sur la Liste représentative
Credits: Sasho Tatarchevski (director), TV IRIS (publisher),
Published in: 2011