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New New Year

New New Year

  • 18. Feb. 2024 from 19:00 o'clock

In the communities of Urnäsch, Hundwil, Schwellbrunn, Schönengrund, Waldstatt, Stein, Herisau, Teufen, Speicher and Bühler, the "Wüeschte", the "Schöwüeschte" and the "Schöne" are already making noise early in the morning.

In Appenzell, the turn of the year is celebrated twice. According to the Gregorian calendar on December 31 and according to the Julian calendar on January 13. On the dates mentioned, the New Year's Eve hooligans are out and about. A distinction is made between "beautiful Chläus", "wüeschti Chläus" and "Naturchläus". The beautiful ones wear elaborately decorated headdresses with scenes from peasant life, which are lovingly handcrafted in hundreds of hours of free time. The deserts and natural lice captivate with elaborate, wildly decorated hats, hoods and masks. From early in the morning, the Silvesterchläuse are on the road, moving from house to house and wishing everyone "es guets Neus" with devotional singing and lüpfigen "Zäuerli". In the evening they are on the road until midnight in the inns. If you want to join them in the evening, you should book a table in one of the inns early.

By the way: If December 31 or January 13 falls on a Sunday, they steal on the preceding Saturday.

Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.

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