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Schedl, Gerhard - Schenk, Johann Baptist (7/25)
Scheibenpflug, Heinz Pseudonym: M. Waldegg Scheibl, Hubert

Scheibenschlagen


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Scheibenschlagen: Witch on Funkensonntag in Montafon, Vorarlberg.



Scheibenschlagen, custom, in which burning wooden discs are hurled down into the valley using poles or switches. In Tirol and Vorarlberg the custom of Scheibenschlagen takes place on the first Sunday of Lent, also called Funkensonntag ("Fire Sunday") or Scheibensonntag ("Disc Sunday") (Bonfire Customs). In some areas this custom is practised by the localBurschenschaft at Easter (e.g. in the Lungau mountain area in the province of Salzburg), at the solstice and at the bonfire ceremonies on the eve of St. John the Baptist´s Day (Carinthia); often accompanied by the recital of rhymed charms.


 
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