Silent Sundays: Gansabhauet (2008)

Martinmas Gansabhauet festival in Sursee, Switzerland, November 11, 2008

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4 replies

  1. Oy, is he going to shecht that goose for real? I can tell his sunny disposition is a ruse, sweetie!! :(

    • Heh, well put, darling. Technically, I don’t think shecht enters into it, since that goose is already deceased. The historic roots of the tradition are lost to time, but today, local youths are given a bit of spirit, spun around, blindfolded, masked, robed, then given a dulled saber to attempt to separate goose from head. Like blind man’s bluff, but more drunk and with a sword!

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