Škofja Loka Passion Play is registered as living cultural heritage since 2008. Ordinance on the proclamation of the Škofja Loka Passion Play a live masterpiece of national importance was issued by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia to the effective date of 07/24/2012.
Values that justify the declaration of the live masterpiece are:
- Passion procession in Škofja Loka is one of the oldest continuously staged plays in Slovenia,
- on the basis of written proposals retained the passion staging intermittently performed during Lent and Easter time from 1713 to the time of cancellation of the Josephine reforms; in the 20th century it was revived in 1936 and again in 1999,
- original dramatic text Škofjeloški pasijon, which was between 1715 and 1727 wrote by Lovrenc Marušič, Father Romuald, is the oldest completely preserved dramatic text in the Slovenian language with additions of Latin and German, and the overhead notes,
- within the medieval core of Škofja Loka hundreds of performers makes 13 scenes of passion play,
- Škofja Loka passion procession linking formal and informal groups, communities and individuals from the town and surrounding villages, in particular the area of the former Loka dominion involved in the implementation,
- Škofja Loka processional staging is synthesis of passion play living heritage, which has been developed in the European Alpine region, the local environment, which is built on the originality of vocabulary, with typical portable stages, different assembly cavalry, the order of the figures and the staging of the scene upgrade the medieval town.