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St. Bortolomew festival

Saturday, 24.08.2019
When the summer season draws to a close, the Alpine herdsmen, or ‘Saltner’ as they are called here, traditionally end the period of the year spent isolated from the rest of the world.
The diving of herds from the high pastures down to their winter quarters is a colourful event which is celebrated in many of Südtirol’s valleys and on the Ritten mountain this festival falls on St. Bartholomew’s day, 24th August.

During the late morning, as noon approaches the scene becomes increasingly more colourful and lively, the air is filled with the aromas of grilled sausages, ribs of pork, sweet ‘Krapfen’ and the music of the village band of Wangen.

At noon precisely the atmosphere changes as the herds arrive to the sound of whips cracking, the calls and shouts of the herdsmen, the bellowing and mooing of the livestock.
On the feast day of St. Bartholomew Alpine farmers on the Ritten mountain traditionally evaluate the animals returning from the summer pastures.farm holidays in Ritten

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Fr 08.11.2019 -
Tu 12.11.2019
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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 -
Su 22.12.2019
Sarntal
Fr 29.11.2019 -
Mo 06.01.2020
Sterzing
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Su 22.12.2019
Klausen
December 2019
Fr 06.12.2019 -
Su 08.12.2019
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Fr 06.12.2019 -
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Kastelruth
Sa 07.12.2019
Stilfs
Tu 31.12.2019
Bozen
January 2020
Su 19.01.2020
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February 2020
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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
Su 12.04.2020
Niederdorf
Mo 13.04.2020
Meran
Sa 18.04.2020
Lana
Su 26.04.2020
Kaltern
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Fr 05.06.2020 -
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Kastelruth
Sa 06.06.2020
Südtiroler Weinstraße
Su 21.06.2020
South Tyrol
Sa 27.06.2020
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Sa 18.07.2020
Graun im Vinschgau
Sa 18.07.2020 -
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Toblach
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Sa 01.08.2020 -
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Laas
Fr 21.08.2020 -
Su 23.08.2020
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February 2021
Tu 16.02.2021
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