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Swiss Carnivals

Switzerland is known for its myriad festivals and if you happen to be in the country at this time you can be part of the fun. Chalandamarz (Feb 28th – Mar 1st) Celebrated in several villages across Switzerland, this is a festival that chases the winter away. The festivities are by children shaking cowbells, chanting, rattling and whip cracking. Singing typical Chalandamarz songs, masked boys chase girls with dried pig bladders that look like small balloons as part of the […]

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