Easter "Preisguffen" in Niederdorf
“Preisguffen” nowadays seems to be a curious thing, but the custom has ancient and very important roots. It is a kind of challenge, by which 2 challengers try to destroy the egg of the adversary.
Every participant of the challenge has to bring an egg, which has to been boiled and coloured on Maundy Thursday. 2 adversaries knock their eggs against each other. The egg loses, which get destroyed.
Centuries ago, eggs were a very important aliment and after the long fast, eggs were an important provider of protein. But eggs were a rare good, too. Because of that, the farmers hold the “Preisguffen”-event every Easter Sunday in Niederdorf.
After the challenges the children go home for searching their chocolate Easter eggs, which the parents have hidden in the garden.