The Boxmeer Procession is a colourful procession, annually passing through the streets of Boxmeer. It consists of six main groups. The highlight of the procession is the large group around the relic of the Holy Blood. The Boxmeer Procession is held fourteen days after Pentecost. The festivities start on Saturday, with the decoration of the procession route. In the evening the Procession weekend is opened by the unique and traditional ringing of the bells in the St. Peter Basilica, after which the relic is brought in and the opening mass starts. Afterwards many choirs ‘sing in’ the procession. Early Sunday morning the last decorations, including the green pruning and flowers, are placed along the route. At 8.30 AM there is a mass, mainly visited by German pilgrims. Two hours later the Solemn High Mass starts. All masses during the procession weekend are graced with the Holy Blood Guild Boxmeer. After the High Mass the Boxmeer Procession starts, passing the wayside altar and back again. Every year around ten thousand people come to see the Procession.