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Today’s holiday: Räben-Chilbi


Räben-Chilbi

Every year on the second Saturday in November, the town of Richterswil, Switzerland, celebrates a holiday named Räben-Chilbi, the largest turnip festival in Europe. On this day, school classes and clubs prepare for the “Räbeliechtli” procession, for which displays made from carved turnips lit with candles make their way around town. Approximately 26 tons of turnips and 50,000 candles are used each year. In addition, a wide variety of music and entertainment is part of the celebrations. More… Discuss