Today’s Holiday: Bräuteln

Today’s Holiday:

The Wooing a Bride Ceremony in Sigmaringen, Germany, is part of a Carnival custom that dates back to 1648, during which the lucky bachelor was carried at the head of a colorful procession around the town square. Today the custom continues. On Shrove Tuesday any man who has married in the last year, who has just moved into town with his wife, or who has arrived at the 25th or 50th anniversary of his marriage is invited to be brautelt. Heralds dressed in traditional costumes carry the men around the town pump to the accompaniment of drummers and pipers. More…:

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