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Greiflet in Schwyz

6th January 2018
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Expelling the evil spirits on Epiphany
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Priis-Chlepfä Schwyz

6th January 2018
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A competition of kids, teens and men cracking long two-handed whips (geislechlepfer). Furthermore, curious deeds are recounted before a comic tribunal near the village fountain in the evening.
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General assembly of the Japanesen

schedulded for 2019
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A special custom in Schwyz during Carnival is the Japanese play. Each year on the 6th of January the members of the Japanesen society meet. The general assembly is open to the public and a hilarious spectacle.
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Carnival market in Brunnen

13 January 2018
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Here you get everything you need for carnival, the period just before Lent. Guggen music bands parade the streets with their mix of music, costume and show.
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Carnival

Schwyz
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The villages in the canton of Schwyz celebrate Carnival in their own fashion – with masks unique to each village. The carnival guide helps you find the right event for you.
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Alpine festival in Illgau

12th February 2018
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Carnival Monday: The first alpine festival of the year starts with a church service. Enjoy the colourful procession, cheerful activity, jolly dancing and traditional customs.
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Natur-Juuzer-Fäscht Ybrig

28 Mai 2018
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The Natur-Juuzer-Fäscht is an archaic yodelling festival held in Unteriberg. Yodellers and folk musician come from all of Switzerland. Food, drinks and dance in the Mehrzweckhaus.
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Alpine festival Innerthal

9th September 2018
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The Alpine Festival marks the joyful conclusion of a busy summer on the alp. Alpine herdsmen and women proudly present their cows, which are lovingly decorated with flowers and carry special bells on the occasion.
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Day of prayer ride Einsiedeln

16 September 2018
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September 17, 2017: For over 25 years on the confederate day of prayer (the day of thanksgiving, repentance and prayer) horseman travel to the abbey square and bless their horses.
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Alpine festival in Feusisberg

6./7. Oktober 2018
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The farmers show their gratitude for the fruitful summer and celebrate the traditions and the cultural life of the canton of Schwyz. Colourfully decorated herds of animals.
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Muotitaler Alpine Cheese Market

27- 28 October 2018
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Enjoy Muotathal's finest Alpine cheese at this year's market, where you can try cheese samples, purchase cheese, enjoy music entertainment, win some raffle prizes and a whole lot more!
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Itrychlä in Arth

1 December 2018
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Old tradition in the region of Schwyz to inaugurate the time of St. Nicholas. On the first weekend in Advent, the «Trychler» march through the village and ring their special cow bells. The procession is lead by St. Nicholas followed by men cracking long two-handed whips (Geislechlepfer).
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Feast of St. Nicholas in Küssnacht

5th December 2017
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One of the most impressive St. Nicholas customs in Europe. Procession with about 200 «iffelen» wearing the bishop’s mitre, made of cardboard and colourful tissue paper and lit from the inside with candles. Usually on December 5.
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Sännechilbi in Küssnacht

20/21 Februar 2022
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In the old days, when the herdsmen came back down to the valley after a long lonely summer...
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