• Short Summary

    Swiss villagers jig about wearing model villages on their heads and huge cowbells on their backs.

  • Description

    Switzerland.

    Various shots of villagers taking part in a traditional festival that involves walking up a snowy hill while wearing strange head-dresses. Both men and women wear masks; the men have large square models of Swiss villages attached to the tops of their heads and massive cowbells on their chests and backs. The women have semicircular pictures of Swiss houses attached to the backs of their heads. They jig about; it looks quite bizarre.

    Commentator explains it is a dance of thanksgiving for the favours of a kindly providence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    951.30
    Media URN:
    15924
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:55:00 / 01:21:17:00
    Canister:
    38/6

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