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Traditions in South Tyrol

Anyone who sees the traditional Sacred Heart fires, the “Kirchtag Michl” tree or a Thanksgiving procession can learn a lot about the region and people as well as the traditional side of South Tyrol.

Life in South Tyrol is strictly connected to numerous customs and traditions that are still celebrated in the whole region or partially only in several villages. In addition to the generally celebrated feasts such as carnival, Easter, Christmas or New Year’s Eve, South Tyrol offers many special traditions. Here, you can read more about customs such as the homecoming of livestock in autumn, St. Nicholas and Krampus during the Christmas period or about catholic solemnities.

Sacred Heart fires

Sacred Heart day is the second Friday after Corpus Domini. The following Sunday, Sacred Heart fires are lit all over South Tyrol as “blazing proof” of the irresolvable vow of the Tyroleans made in 1796. Frequently, the fires have the shape of hearts, crosses or the signs of Christ “INRI” or “IHS”, or various writings.

Processions

Processions and parades are made on different festivities. The colourful processions generally take place in the village centres and environs together with the priest and the village community carrying statues and Christian symbols.

“Kirchtag Michl”

This tradition is strictly connected to Pustertal and takes place in several localities from May to October. The “Kirchtag Michl” is a life-size and masked doll put on top of a high tree. The next day, the doll and tree are put down to the ground and the local associations organise a wonderful festival with regional delicacies and musical entertainment.

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“Törggelen”
“Törggelen”

A centuries-old South Tyrolean tradition

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Procession in Kurtatsch
Procession in Kurtatsch

Music band with traditional costumes

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Christmas Market in Bozen

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Devil processions
Devil processions

Devil procession in South Tyrol

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Braided hair
Braided hair

Bei Festtagen werden die Haare der Frauen immer schön geflochten und man trägt eine Tracht.

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Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

Im Herbst feiert man in ganz Südtirol das Erntedankfest. Die Bauern danken für die Ernte.

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Traditions

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Hotel am Fels - Schnals in Meran and environs
Hotel am Fels
Schnals in Meran and environs
4.4 Very good

Comfortable hotel at the Meran high alpine route, comfortable rooms & apartments, indoor pool, sauna & solarium, ideal starting point for hikes & excursions.

from 75 € per day
Pension Leithof - Schnals in Meran and environs
Pension Leithof
Schnals in Meran and environs
4.3 Very good

Fantastic location directly on Lake Vernagtsee with magnificent panoramic views of the mountains of the Ötztal Alps & our own products.

from 39 € per day
Edelweiss Hotel & Chalets - Schnals in Meran and environs
Edelweiss Hotel & Chalets
Schnals in Meran and environs
4.8 Excellent

Comfortable rooms with lake our mountain view and modern chalet suites, Alpine Spa with various saunas & whirlpool, ideal starting point for skiing and hiking.

from 110 € per day
Berghotel Tyrol - Schnals in Meran and environs
superior
Berghotel Tyrol
Schnals in Meran and environs
4.6 Excellent

Uniquely beautiful, for active holidays and mountain R&R!

from 85 € per day
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