Tradition

The remoteness of the Lötschental has given rise to a wealth of tales, legends and myths. Wild figures that raced through Lötschental's history and have left their traces. It is they who were the origins of the Tschäggättä custom that is still celebrated today in a real labour of love. The masked carnival figures typical in the Lötschental, the so-called Tschäggättä, appear in the period between the Catholic holiday of Candlemass and Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday). Every evening (except on Sundays) after work these wild-looking figures streak through the valley and hunt down and frighten anyone who is still out on the streets.

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         Carnival Programm 2017