- Evolène: Peluches & empaillés
- Lötschental: Tschäggättä & mask carving
- Valais: Valaisan Carnival
In Evolène the carnival season begins on Epiphany (January 6) when a large number of young people run with cow bells through the village to announce a special celebration.
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).
There is hardly a single resort in the Valais that doesn't throw itself heart and soul into the crazy festivities. Colourful carnival parades bring the streets to life, the boisterous carnival bands play their music, there are prizes for the best masks in the children's carnival events...