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Catholics hold traditional Whit Monday ceremony in Germany

Updated : June 11, 2019 04:06 PM IST

Here is a glimpse of White Monday celebrations by Sorbs, a Slavic minority, near the German-Polish border in the small village east of Dresden.

Women dressed in the traditional clothes of the Sorbs carry the statue of Virgin Mary during a procession in front of the Roman Catholic pilgrimage church in Rosenthal, eastern Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Women dressed in the traditional clothes of the Sorbs carry the statue of Virgin Mary during a procession in front of the Roman Catholic pilgrimage church in Rosenthal, eastern Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
The ritual marks Whit Monday, the day after Whitsun or Pentecost, which falls seven weeks after Easter Sunday and is the day the Holy Spirit is said to have descended upon the apostles. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
The ritual marks Whit Monday, the day after Whitsun or Pentecost, which falls seven weeks after Easter Sunday and is the day the Holy Spirit is said to have descended upon the apostles. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Traditionally on White Monday catholic faithful Sorbs, a Slavic minority near the German-Polish border, celebrate an open-air mass in the small village east of Dresden. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Traditionally on White Monday catholic faithful Sorbs, a Slavic minority near the German-Polish border, celebrate an open-air mass in the small village east of Dresden. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Following the church service, the faithful ended their pilgrimage walking with the young women carrying the 1480 wooden statue of Mary through the town to a field for an open-air mass. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Following the church service, the faithful ended their pilgrimage walking with the young women carrying the 1480 wooden statue of Mary through the town to a field for an open-air mass. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
The day is a national holiday in Germany and many other countries. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
The day is a national holiday in Germany and many other countries. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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