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Egetmann procession

Tuesday, 16.02.2021
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

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when?
what?
where?
August 2019
Sa 03.08.2019 -
Su 04.08.2019
Laas
Fr 23.08.2019 -
Su 25.08.2019
Schluderns
Sa 24.08.2019
Ritten
Fr 30.08.2019 -
Su 15.09.2019
Schlanders
Sa 31.08.2019
Stilfserjoch
September 2019
Su 08.09.2019
Sterzing
Sa 14.09.2019
Sexten
Su 15.09.2019
Schnalstal
Mo 16.09.2019 -
Su 22.09.2019
Appiano
October 2019
Fr 04.10.2019 -
Su 06.10.2019
Brixen
Sa 05.10.2019 -
Su 06.10.2019
Villnöss
Sa 05.10.2019
South Tyrol
Fr 11.10.2019 -
Su 13.10.2019
Kastelruth
Sa 12.10.2019
Bozen
Sa 12.10.2019
Terenten
Sa 12.10.2019
Girlan
Th 17.10.2019 -
Su 03.11.2019
Völlan - Tisens
Fr 18.10.2019 -
Su 20.10.2019
Meran
Sa 19.10.2019 -
Su 10.11.2019
Feldthurns
November 2019
Fr 08.11.2019 -
Tu 12.11.2019
Meran
Mo 11.11.2019
Eppan
Th 28.11.2019 -
Mo 06.01.2020
Bruneck
Th 28.11.2019 -
Mo 06.01.2020
Bozen
Th 28.11.2019 -
Mo 06.01.2020
Meran
Fr 29.11.2019 -
Mo 06.01.2020
Brixen
Fr 29.11.2019 -
Mo 06.01.2020
Sterzing
Fr 29.11.2019 -
Su 22.12.2019
Sarntal
December 2019
Fr 06.12.2019 -
Su 08.12.2019
Glurns
Fr 06.12.2019 -
Sa 28.12.2019
Kastelruth
Tu 31.12.2019
Bozen
January 2020
Su 19.01.2020
Kastelruth
February 2020
Sa 15.02.2020 -
Su 16.02.2020
Gsieser Tal
Th 20.02.2020
Prad am Stilfserjoch
March 2020
Su 01.03.2020
Oberer Vinschgau
Fr 13.03.2020 -
Su 15.03.2020
Sand in Taufers
Mo 16.03.2020 -
Mo 23.03.2020
Alpe di Siusi
Th 26.03.2020 -
Su 29.03.2020
Bozen
Fr 27.03.2020
Slopes of the Sella Ronda
April 2020
Su 05.04.2020
Lana, Tscherms und Marling
Mo 13.04.2020
Meran
Sa 18.04.2020
Lana
June 2020
Fr 05.06.2020 -
Su 07.06.2020
Kastelruth
Su 21.06.2020
South Tyrol
February 2021
Tu 16.02.2021
Tramin

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