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St. Bortolomew festival

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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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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