Changing of the Guard 13.04.-30.09.2013.

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19.03.2013.

In the 17th century, during the Thirty Years’ War, the Croatian Light Cavalry, renowned for its exceptional heroism, joined the ranks of the French Army. The military skill and original appearance of the Croatian soldiers was affirmed in 1664 with the founding of the Croatian regiment the Royal Cravates within the French Army. You can see for yourself what the Changing of the Guards of the courageous Croatian soldiers looks like during a two-hour ceremony which begins with an attractive “Preparation of the Guard and Arms Inspection”. The entire unit takes part in the ceremony, following which the guards are stationed at their posts, all attractive tourist locations, from St Mark’s Square, via Ban Jelacic Square to the statue of Our Lady at Kaptol. March through Zagreb accompanied by the armourer, trumpeter, drummer, standard-bearer and commander, and get to know Zagreb’s famous sights in a completely new way. The Changing of the Guards starts at 11:40 am and ends at 02:20 pm every Saturday and Sunday, as well as on national holidays and special occasions.

Please note: the Changing of the Guard will not take place in case of bad weather.

Timetable
The programme will be comprised of 16 guards composing of 12 infantrymen and 4 cavalrymen, every Saturday and Sunday, as well as on national holidays and special occasions.

Formation of infantry rank
11:40 – 11:45
Formation and departure of infantry rank from the Regiment’s Headquarters (Dolac 2) along Tkalciceva Street, the lining up and dismissal of the rank and their departure to Kamenita vrata (Stone Gate)

ROUTE – Tkalciceva Street – Krvavi most – Radiceva Street – Kamenita vrata

11:45 – 11:50
Arrival at Kamenita vrata – halt and wait for the arrival of the Regimental Commander

11:50 – 11:55
Prayer at the shrine of the Mother of God of Kamenita vrata, departure from the shrine and the merging of the infantry and cavalry ranks

Cavalrymen
11:45 – 11:50
Parade of the cavalry rank from the Dubravkin put, along the route: Dubravkin put – Ilirski Square – Demeterova street – St Mark’s Square -  Kamenita street  – the intersection at Kamenita and Opaticka Street

11:50 – 11:55
Departure of the Regiment’s Commander and handing over of the command to infantry rank, prayer at the shrine of the Mother of God of Kamenita vrata, departure of the rank from the shrine and merging of the infantry and cavalry ranks

11:55 – 12:00
Arrival of the ranks at Trg Svetog Marka (St Mark’s Square), formation of the ranks into one column, salute to the audience and dismissal of the ranks for the beginning of the weapon inspection ceremony

12:00 – 12:10
Weapon inspection ceremony and posting of the guards at the side entrance into St Mark’s Church

12:10 – 12:15
Departure of the ranks to Kamenita vrata, passing through and stop at the eastern side of the Kamenita vrata

12:15 – 12:25
March of the ranks along Radiceva Street to Trg bana Jelacica (Ban Jelacic Square)

12:25 – 12:30
Posting of two guards at the statue of Ban Jelacic

12:30 – 12:35
March of the ranks along Bakaceva Street to the plateau in front of the Cathedral at Kaptol

12:35 – 12:40
Posting of a pair of guards at the statue of Our Lady at Kaptol

12:40
DIVISION OF THE RANKS

12:40 – 13:00
March of the infantry ranks along the route: Kaptol – Dolac – Opatovina – the park at the top of the stube Biskupa Duha (Bishop Duh Steps) – Mlinske stube – Radiceva Street – eastern entrance to Kamenita vrata

12:40 –13:00
Parade of the cavalry rank along the route: Kaptol – Nova Ves – Mala ulica – Tkalciceva – Krvavi most – Radiceva Street – eastern entrance to Kamenita vrata

13:00
MERGING OF THE RANKS

13:00 -13:05
Passing of the ranks through Kamenita vrata and departure along Kamenita Street to Trg sv. Marka

13:05 – 13:10
Formation and ceremonial handing over of the guard and return of the guards to the ranks

13:10 – 13:15
Departure of the ranks along Kamenita Street to the eastern entrance to Kamenita vrata

13:15 – 13:25
March of the ranks: Radiceva Street – Krvavi most – Tkalciceva Street to stube Biskupa Duha

13:25
DIVISION OF THE RANKS

13:25 – 13:35
Departure of the infantry rank along the route: stube Biskupa Duha – Opatovina – Dolac – Kaptol − plateau in front of the Cathedral

13:25 – 13:35
Departure of the cavalry rank along the route: Tkalciceva Street – Tome Mikloušica Street – Kaptol – plateau in front of the Cathedral

13:35
MERGING OF THE RANKS

13:35 – 13:40
Ceremonial handing over of the guards and their return to the ranks

13:40 – 13:45
March of the entire rank along Bakaceva Street to Trg bana J. Jelacica

13:45 – 13:50
Ceremonial handing over of the guards and return to the ranks at the statue of Ban Jelacic

13:50 – 13:55
March of the ranks from the statue of Ban Jelacic to Tkalciceva Street at the foot of St Mary’s Church

13:55 – 14:00
Formation of the ranks and salute to the flag with the shout ‘for the honourable cross and golden freedom’ and ‘salute’

14:00
DIVISION OF THE RANKS

14:00
Infantry rank departing to the headquarters at Dolac 2

14:00 – 14:20
Cavalry rank departing along the route: Tkalciceva Street – Krvavi most – Radiceva Street – Ilirski Squere – Dubravkin put Street

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