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Winterfest and Silvesterchlausen


January 19, 2023

Sue Moen

The 37th annual Winterfest, and first Veterans reunion in the nation, was held in New Glarus January 12-15, 2023.

On Friday evening a respectful ceremony was held before old and damaged flags were burned. Following the ceremony the Alphorn players played "Taps".

The New Glarus Männerchor and Jodlerklub, in partnership with the Swiss Center of North America, celebrated the centuries-old Swiss festival called Silvesterchlausen (sill-VEST-er klaas-en) on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

Silversterchlausen is an ancient New Year's celebration from Appenzell, Switzerland. Crowds gathered to see...

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