In the German town of Oberammergau (Bavaria) has not recorded any case of coronavirus, local people say this is a unique vow that their ancestors were given in the seventeenth century, writes Reuters.
In 1633 in Oberammergau vowed to stage a play about the last days of Jesus Christ’s life, crucifixion, and resurrection. The first statement came in the midst of an epidemic of bubonic plague in Europe.
Since then, the play by play every 10 years. It is the oldest “live” view of the Passion, extant.
Pastor Thomas Greiner convinced that the tradition is preserved by the city so far.
In the years when put in Oberammergau “passion of the Christ”, the region attracts more than a million tourists.
The next performance was scheduled for may 16, 2020, for these purposes in Oberammergau built a new theatre on 4400 places. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 performance had to be postponed for two years.
On 12 April in Germany was about 125,5 cases of coronavirus infection, 57.4 per thousand people recovered, 2871 died.