The Silvesterchläuse of Hundwil

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2014 / 12 minutes

Directed by
Michele Trentini
Anthropologist
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