The Silvesterchläuse of Hundwil

The Silvesterchläuse of Hundwil © Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina, Archive Carnival King of Europe
12 minutes / Colour / 2014
Directed by
Michele Trentini

Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich

Country of production Italy

Series Carnival King of Europe

The old Julian New Year’s Eve on January 13th is still observed and celebrated in some Reformed communities in Outer Appenzell in Switzerland.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 3 - THE BELL RINGERS OF EUROPE. The clanging of conspicuous, monumental cowbells is the most distinctive opening sound of a number of European winter masquerades.

Films included in DVD 3: St. Martin’s Bonfires in Predazzo (10 minutes), The Silvesterchläuse of Hundwil (12 minutes), One day in Rukavac (11 minutes), The Double Walk of the Joaldunak (10 minutes).

In the 2015 RAI Film Fest

Region Western Europe

Country Switzerland

Keywords Festivals / Carnival Folklore