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Gnooggärfüüdini

According to oral tradition, the carnival antics in Bratsch, Erschmatt and Niedergampel (“Gnooggär mountains”) go back to the early 19th century. Back then, people wore their clothes inside out, covered their faces with grease, soot or white flour and hung themselves with sheep bells or smaller cow bells. The half masks, the furs and the inside-out drill skirts adorned with scraps of fabric were added in the 1940s. Several “Füüdini” from Bratsch and Erschmatt first took part in a carnival procession together in 1970. Since then, the “Gnooggärfüüdini” have been involved in various processions each year as an official group.

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Location: Bratsch, Erschmatt, Niedergampel
Schedule: during the whole carnival

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