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Chalandamarz

Chalandamarz

Schulhausplatz
Event
March 1
On 1 March, the children parade through the village with bells and colourfully decorated hats and drive away winter with singing, cracking whips and ringing bells.

At a glance

Date
1.March 2023
Wednesday 1.3.2023 from 07:00
Place
Schulhausplatz
More Information
www.engadin.ch/de/samedan
samedan@engadin.ch
+41 81 851 00 60

Chalandamarz, Chaland´avrigl, laschè las vachas our d´uvigl...

We find the roots of Chalandamarz in pagan times, with the Romans.
The month of March is dedicated to Mars, the god of the sun and war.
According to the Julian calendar, the year began in March, and in the warmer
and in the warmer regions it also marked the beginning of spring.
This event was celebrated with grandiose festivities to ask Mars for his
blessing for fields, meadows and cattle.

The Romans also played an important role in the Engadine and left traces of their
left traces of their customs. Cracking whips, ringing bells and singing the
singing, the invisible spirits are driven away.
This noise is supposed to instil fear in the winter (spirit) and thus awaken fertility.

Parade

Programme follows.

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At a glance

Date
1.March 2023
Wednesday 1.3.2023 from 07:00
Place
Schulhausplatz
More Information
Engadin St. Moritz Samedan Tourist Information
Plazzet 3
Samedan

www.engadin.ch/de/samedan
samedan@engadin.ch
+41 81 851 00 60