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Shrove Tuesday

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The aim, common to Shrovetide celebrations in all parts of Switzerland, is to indulge in all possible excesses one last time before Lent, to enjoy a time of merrymaking and revelry, and to take on a different identity momentarily by wearing masks and fancy dress costumes. 

The Shrovetide customs are a mixture of various pagan spring rites, Christian rituals and secular folk traditions. 

In some cantons the Shrovetide celebrations are predominantly based on the heathen custom of liberating the sun from the oppressive clutches of winter demons, making an almighty noise to hasten the release and wearing masks to drive out evil spirits and the winter with them.

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21 February 2023

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Start Date:
21 February,2023
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21 February,2023
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Europe
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Switzerland
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