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Tuesday, 28.02.2017

Egetmann procession

One of Tyrol’s oldest and most extraordinary carnival traditions has grown up in the village of Tramin: The Egetmann procession, which takes place on Shrove Tuesday every other year, continues to attract thousands of visitors from near and far.

The leading figure of this procession is the ‘Egetmann‘, from whom the proceedings take their name. The procession begins to the sound of trumpets, followed by the arrival of street sweepers, who clear the way for the farmers with their rakes, scythes and ploughs and transport a large cart full of seeds. Then the main figure, the ‘Egetmann‘, appears - a dummy dressed in a black skirt, top hat and white gloves sitting on a horse-drawn cart. The ‘bride‘ travels alongside the cart on a ram.

Since women have never been allowed to take part in these proceedings, all the parts are played by men. This includes the bride, who isn’t allowed to drink any wine during the procession, yet may down as much schnaps as ‘she‘ wants.
The ‘town councillors‘ sit on the second cart in celebratory fashion accompanied by a ‘minute-taker‘. 

The procession continues with a colourful array of characters, including bakers, smiths and cobblers and, of course, the famous ‘old bag mill‘, thus bringing the traditional part of the procession to a close.

The ‘old bags‘ are caught and thrown into the mouth of the mill; after a complete makeover and rejuvenation, an attractive young girl then emerges from the other end.
During the whole procession the Schnoppviecher‘ wreak havoc. These are scary creatures with dragon-like heads on long necks constantly opening and snapping shut their jaws.

Topical themes and events also get the Egetmann treatment: following the historic part of the procession various floats and groups appear, hitting out at current political happenings, both local and international.farm holidays in Tramin

All events at a glance

when?
what?
where?
February 2017
Tu 28.02.2017
Tramin
March 2017
Th 16.03.2017 -
Sa 18.03.2017
Bozen
Su 19.03.2017 -
Su 26.03.2017
Alpe di Siusi
Fr 24.03.2017
Slopes of the Sella Ronda
April 2017
Sa 01.04.2017
Lana
We 05.04.2017 -
Su 09.04.2017
Bozen
Su 09.04.2017
Kastelbell-Tschars
Su 09.04.2017
Lana, Tscherms und Marling
Su 09.04.2017
Schenna
Su 16.04.2017
Niederdorf
Mo 17.04.2017
Meran
Sa 22.04.2017 -
Su 07.05.2017
Deutschnonsberg
Su 23.04.2017
Kaltern
May 2017
Sa 06.05.2017 -
Mo 08.05.2017
Neumarkt/Montan
Su 07.05.2017 -
Su 01.10.2017
Schenna
June 2017
Fr 09.06.2017 -
Su 11.06.2017
Völs am Schlern
Sa 10.06.2017 -
Su 11.06.2017
Südtiroler Weinstraße
Sa 24.06.2017 -
Su 25.06.2017
Martell
Su 25.06.2017
South Tyrol
Su 25.06.2017
Dolomites
July 2017
Tu 04.07.2017 -
Mo 10.07.2017
Appiano
Su 09.07.2017 -
Su 06.08.2017
Sterzing
Fr 14.07.2017 -
Fr 04.08.2017
Toblach
Sa 15.07.2017
Graun im Vinschgau
Th 20.07.2017 -
Su 30.07.2017
Eppan/St. Pauls
August 2017
Sa 05.08.2017 -
Su 06.08.2017
Laas
Fr 18.08.2017 -
Su 20.08.2017
Schluderns
Th 24.08.2017
Ritten
September 2017
Sa 02.09.2017
Stilfserjoch
Th 07.09.2017 -
Su 17.09.2017
Reschen
Su 10.09.2017
Sterzing
Sa 16.09.2017
Sexten
Fr 29.09.2017 -
Su 01.10.2017
Brixen
Sa 30.09.2017 -
Su 01.10.2017
Villnöss
October 2017
Fr 06.10.2017 -
Su 08.10.2017
Kastelruth
Sa 07.10.2017
South Tyrol
Mo 09.10.2017 -
Su 15.10.2017
Brixen
Th 12.10.2017 -
Su 05.11.2017
Völlan - Tisens
Fr 13.10.2017 -
Su 15.10.2017
Meran
Sa 14.10.2017
Bozen
Sa 14.10.2017 -
Su 05.11.2017
Feldthurns
Sa 14.10.2017
Girlan
November 2017
Th 23.11.2017 -
Sa 06.01.2018
Bozen
Fr 24.11.2017 -
Sa 06.01.2018
Meran
December 2017
Fr 08.12.2017 -
Su 10.12.2017
Glurns
Fr 08.12.2017 -
Su 10.12.2017
Martell
Su 31.12.2017
Bozen
January 2018
Th 18.01.2018 -
Su 21.01.2018
Antholz
March 2018
Fr 09.03.2018 -
Su 11.03.2018
Sand in Taufers
August 2018

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