The Great Epiphany of Wörth

© Trentini
13 minutes / Colour / 2017
Directed by
Michele Trentini

Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich

Country of production Italy

Series Carnival King of Europe

On the day of the Epiphany, a grand parade half-way between Christianity and paganism is staged, incorporating all the ancient characters of Alpine fables, the Twelve Days of Christmas, and the Three Wise Men.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 2 - CHRISTMAS AND THEREABOUTS IN THE ALPS. At the very heart of the winter rituals, Christmas time in the Alps harbours a host of traditional masquerades, from the Day of St. Nicholas to the Epiphany.

Films included in DVD 2: St. Nicholas’ Night in Val di Fassa (15 minutes) Caroling with the Star among the Bersntoler (26 minutes) Sweeping Evil Away in Rauris (8:30 minutes) The Great Epiphany of Wörth (13 minutes).

Language and subtitles German with English Subtitles

Region Central Europe

Country Austria

Keywords Festivals / Carnival Folklore