• Short Summary

    WINTER HAS ENDED. AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF ZURICH IT MEANS CELEBRATIONS FOR THE COMING?

  • Description

    WINTER HAS ENDED. AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF ZURICH IT MEANS CELEBRATIONS FOR THE COMING OF SPRING. THIS WEEK YOUNG AND OLD FILLED THE STREETS OF THE CITY TO ENJOY THE ZURICH SPRING FESTIVAL.

    EVERY YEAR THIS PAGAN FESTIVAL IS HELD IN ZURICH TO MARK THE END OF WINTER AND THE BEGINNING OF SPRING.

    DURING THE DAY A PROCESSION OF MEN DRESSED IN COSTUMES ACCORDING TO THEIR CRAFT GUILD, WINDS ITS WAY THROUGH THE CITY'S STREETS.

    A SIX O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING AS THE PROCESSION ENDS THE CHURCH BELLS THROUGHOUT THE CITY RING OUT AS "BOOGG" THE SNOWMAN - THE SYMBOL OF WINTER - IS BURNED ON A FUNERAL PYRE. WHILE THE STRAW SNOWMAN BURNS, HORSE GUARDS RIDE AROUND THE FIRE AMID THE THUNDEROUS NOISE OF FIREWORKS AND EXCITED CROWDS ... FOR THE PEOPLE OF ZURICH, SPRING HAS BEGUN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YF35MFWR01NWH0ED7O0W8HCC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YF35MFWR01NWH0ED7O0W8HCC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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