Festival of Epiphany ; Singing by Starlight in Bosco Gurin
New Year Threshing in Hallwil ; Sylversterkläuse in Urnäsch
Schlitteda Sleigh Ride ; Burning the Hom Strom in Scuol
Whip Cracking in Schwyz ; The Nüssler Dances
Chatzemusig in Altdorf ; Carnival in Lucern
Rosottata di Carnevale in Ticino ; Carnival des Brandons in Payerne
Vogel Gryff in Basel ; Carnival in Basel
Tshäggätä masks in the Lötschental ; Straw-men in Evolène
Blazing Brooms Procession in Liestal ; Hauling a Fir Trunk in Wattenwil
Chlefeli - Clacking Wooden Clappers ; Hammers, Clackers and Rattles in Holy Week
Holy Week in Mendrisio ; Easter Gifts in Valais
Chalandamarz in the Engadine ; Zurich Secheläuten procession
Welcoming May with Song ; The Markswomen of Entelbuch
Ascension Day in Beromünster ; Corpus Christi in the Val d'Anniviers
Alp Procession in the Appenzell Region ; Cow Fights in Valais
Horse Show and market in Saigneléger ; Dividing up the Cheese in the Justistal
Breaking Flax in Zäziwil ; Winegrowers' Festival in Vevey
All Souls' Day in the Catholic Cantons ; Halloween and All Saints' Day
Beheading the Goose in Sursee ; Onion market in Bern
Escalade in Geneva; Remembering the Battle of Fäfels
Schwingen - Swiss Wrestling ; Hornussen - A Unique Swiss Game.
DVD-ROM content: St. Nicholas Customs
Singing for the Three Kings
New Year's Customs
Winter and Spring Customs
Customs during Passion Week
Summer and Autumn Customs
Folklore, Games and Sports.
"This publication about Switzerland's huge range of seasonal customs consists of two DVDs. The interactive ROM disc, designed to be played on computers, contains descriptions of more tha 100 Swiss folk customs, old ad new, written by Brigitte Bachmann-Geiser, an expert on folk customs and honorary professor at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau. These are supplemented by numerous films, photos and links. The film disc contains selected video films for viewing on DVD players."--Unedited summary from container.
Video — 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
The motion-stabilized Cineflex camera brings razor sharp aerial close-ups and breathtaking panoramic images to life. Filmed exclusively with aerial shots, this unique cinematic expedition from the peaks of Mont Blanc to the Dolomites traces the history and geography of the Alps.