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Silvesterchlausen Held in New Glarus

January 15, 2022


January 20, 2022

Sue Moen

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, New Glarus celebrated an ancient celebration of New Year's Eve, Silversterchlausen. St. Sylvester's Day, called Silvester in Switzerland, is New Year's Eve. The modern Gregorian calendar places it on December 31st. But, before the 1600s, Switzerland used the old Julian calendar which placed the holiday on January 13th. Silversterchlausen is still observed on the old date from the Julian calendar. In Appenzell, Switzerland, Silvester is celebrated with Silversterchlausen, a procession through town filled with yodeling, bells, and garish costumes. We are...

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