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Ascension ride Hitzkirch

Ascension ride Hitzkirch

  • 18. May. 2023 from 05:00 - 14:00 o'clock

The Hitzkirch Ascension Ride
Almost at the crack of dawn, at 5 o'clock in the morning, riders and their horses set off on the long procession route. The long column moves across fields, forests and meadows to ask God's blessing for people and animals, for villages and the countryside. They are accompanied by a large group of pilgrims who cover the entire route of over 20 kilometers, or at least part of it, on foot.
The Ascension Ride in Hitzkirch, like those in Altishofen, Beromünster, Ettiswil, Grosswangen and Sempach, has an almost 500-year tradition. The spiritual authorities introduced the processions in difficult times in order to avert disaster for the "one true faith". The ban ride were to intercede for God's blessing.
The procession visits Ermensee, Mosen, Aesch, Hämikon, Müswangen, Sulz and Gelfingen before arriving back in Hitzkirch in the afternoon.
Each yard decorated with a candle or a small altar receives a special blessing, always announced by the little bell of the Glöcklibueb, who of course can also be a Glockenmeitli by now.
After a short stop and a prayer in the Ermensee chapel, the route continues to Aesch, where a field service takes place.
After refreshments, the route continues up the Lindenberg to Müswangen, where countless riders and their horses gather at noon for the horse blessing.
The highlight of the ride is the ceremonial entry into Hitzkirch. Led by the Hitzkirch Music Association and accompanied by the Hitzkirchertal Cavalry and Riding Association, the sermon is held in the village center on horseback.
After the sermon, the procession sets off for the last time. The many spectators enjoy the well-groomed horses and the riders wearing the insignia of the Teutonic Knights before they make their way to the parish church, where the Ascension ride ends with the figurative Ascension and the blessing.

Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.

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