Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Egetmann-Pageant in Tramin (since 1591)

The Egetmann Shrovetide Pageant is one of the most striking carnival parades anywhere in the Alps and is performed on Shrove in odd years.
The images you see here are from the last Edition 2009. Today's Pageant starts at 12:30 pm, so if you are in the area ... you are invited to participate.

The Egetmannhansl, the main character of the parade
( the dummy in a black jacket),  accompanied by his servant.

The ‘Schnappvieher’ or ‘Wudelen’, a sort of crocodiles without ears, but with horns.

Here are some pictures that I made at the last edition (2009)
Part 1 
Part 2  
Part 3  

For more informations about the Egetmann-Pageant visit the official site.


Stefan Jansson said...

That's quite a tradition. I will probably eat a Semla today.

Gunn said...

Wish I could be there today!
Have FUN and enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

This is a neat thing. I don't think I am hungry yet.

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amigo!
Um lindo dia!
Bom Carnaval!!!

Jack said...

I love the top photograph. The expression on the mask is priceless and the real person's expression matches it.

Lois said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures!

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