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Greiflet in Schwyz

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

6th January 2017
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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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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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Sennenschilbi Schwyz

28./29. January 2017
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The alpine farmers celebrate every four years a festival in Schwyz. Next time on 28th and 29th January 2017. Colorful parade with beautiful decorated cows, goats and sheeps as well as farmers with traditional costumes and folk-music.
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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

27th February 2017
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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

27th Mai 2017
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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

10th September 2017
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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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Descent from the alpine pastures

16th September 2017
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Enjoy the descent of the farmers with their cattle, decorated with bells and ribbons, coming back from the alpine pastures where they spent summer.
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Day of prayer ride

Einsiedeln
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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

28 - 29 October 2017
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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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St. Nicholas Procession in Arth

2nd of december 2017
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St. Nicholas is accompanied by groups ringing trycheln (large bells), men cracking long whips, brass bands and groups of children. Around 600 people participate in showing motifs from the bible or fairy tales.
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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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