Dancing Pines - A Wild Journey Through Swiss Customs and Traditions.pdf

Dancing Pines - A Wild Journey Through Swiss Customs and Traditions

Dominique Rosenmund

In a quiet valley of the Swiss mountains, anarchic creatures, half giants, half animals, roam about. A cozy village transforms into a busy Alpine Wall Street in the summertime. And wildly blazing torches on peoples shoulders plunge a historic old town into a sea of flames every year. Quaint, fervent and close to nature - the Swiss cultivate their very own local customs and traditions with a great deal of passion. There are rituals that wistfully bid farewell to summer or exuberantly drive away the long winter, that celebrate religious occasions or cultivate secular events

Swiss folklore describes a collection of local stories, celebrations, and customs of the alpine ... The children of the villages then walk through the streets of their town with the ... Berchtold, a white-cloaked being and leader of the Wild Hunt. ... usually portrayed in Swiss fairy tales as young maidens who love to sit or dance near ... The Swiss have always maintained and nurtured their own local customs, and because of ... is a country with an enormous wealth of cultural activity and living tradition. ... No matter whether there is dancing taking place or not, Swiss folk music is ... Website; Best of Swiss Web 2017 Mobile Gold; Grand Tour of Switzerland ...

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