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New Year's Mummer

In the hinterland of Ausserrhoden, Appenzell, Switzerland
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Reviewed 10 May 2017
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An old folkloric tradition which now exists only in the canton of Appenzell. The event relates to the New Year’s celebration based on two calendars: the Gregorian (December, 31) and the Julian (January, 13). A group of people which is called the Silvesterkläuse put on their carnival-like costumes made of fir twigs, ivy, moss and other natural materials with very large bells attached to them, their faces are covered with masks.They plan their route in advance coming door-to-door to different houses wishing people happy new year by singing a special type of a slow yodel.
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In the hinterland of Ausserrhoden, Appenzell, Switzerland
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