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Würzburg - Kiliani Parade 1

Our walking tour of Würzburg ended on the street down which was already coming the Kiliani Parade. 


“Kiliani” has a historic background: the missionary activity in Franconia by the Irish missionary bishop Kilian in around 686 AD. St. Kilian brought Christianity to Lower Franconia with his companions Colman and Totnan – in around 689 AD, they died the martyr's death. St. Kilian's Day is celebrated on 8th July. The so-called Kiliani octave is celebrated for eight days with various activities, services of worship and pilgrimages.