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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?
November 2019
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
Fr 29.11.2019 -
Su 22.12.2019
Klausen
December 2019
Fr 06.12.2019 -
Su 08.12.2019
Glurns
Fr 06.12.2019 -
Sa 28.12.2019
Kastelruth
Fr 06.12.2019 -
Su 08.12.2019
Martell
Sa 07.12.2019
Stilfs
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
Su 22.03.2020
Kastelbell-Tschars
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
Su 12.04.2020
Niederdorf
Mo 13.04.2020
Meran
Sa 18.04.2020
Lana
Tu 21.04.2020 -
Su 26.04.2020
Bozen
Su 26.04.2020
Kaltern
May 2020
Su 03.05.2020
Schenna
Sa 16.05.2020 -
Mo 18.05.2020
Neumarkt/Montan
June 2020
Fr 05.06.2020 -
Su 07.06.2020
Kastelruth
Sa 06.06.2020
Südtiroler Weinstraße
Su 21.06.2020
South Tyrol
Sa 27.06.2020 -
Su 28.06.2020
Martell
Sa 27.06.2020
Dolomites
July 2020
Mo 06.07.2020
Sterzing
Sa 18.07.2020 -
Fr 31.07.2020
Toblach
Sa 18.07.2020
Graun im Vinschgau
Th 23.07.2020 -
Fr 31.07.2020
Eppan/St. Pauls
August 2020
Sa 01.08.2020 -
Su 02.08.2020
Laas
Fr 21.08.2020 -
Su 23.08.2020
Schluderns
Sa 29.08.2020
Stilfserjoch
September 2020
Sa 12.09.2020
Sexten
October 2020
Fr 02.10.2020 -
Su 04.10.2020
Brixen
Sa 03.10.2020
Villnöss
Sa 10.10.2020
Terenten
Fr 16.10.2020 -
Su 18.10.2020
Meran
Sa 17.10.2020
Girlan
February 2021
Tu 16.02.2021
Tramin

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