• Short Summary

    THERE IS AN OLD DUTCH TRADITION THAT IF CHURCH BELLS ARE RUNG CONTINUOUSLY FROM 21 DECEMBER, THE YEAR'S SHORTEST DAY, TO 31 DECEMBER, NEW YEAR'S EVE, IT SCARES AWAY THE DEMONS.

  • Description

    THERE IS AN OLD DUTCH TRADITION THAT IF CHURCH BELLS ARE RUNG CONTINUOUSLY FROM 21 DECEMBER, THE YEAR'S SHORTEST DAY, TO 31 DECEMBER, NEW YEAR'S EVE, IT SCARES AWAY THE DEMONS. THE TRADITION HAD FALLEN INTO DISUSE IN RECENT YEARS, BUT IN PARTS OF HOLLAND - KATLIJK, FOR INSTANCE, IN SOUTHEAST FRIESLAND - THE CUSTOMARY BELL-RINGING GOES ON ANNUALLY.

    ONCE A NATION-WIDE CUSTOM, THE END-OF-YEAR BELL-RINGING IS NOWADAYS CONFINED TO THE FRIESLAND AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9T6JM1714RC00MLPS88X8T3QX
    Media URN:
    VLVA9T6JM1714RC00MLPS88X8T3QX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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