Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

Val d'Herens

Arolla

Arolla

Tsarmine

Tsarmine

Arolla Mont-Collon

Arolla Mont-Collon

Arolla Pigne

Arolla Pigne

Dent Blanche et Matterhorn

Dent Blanche et Matterhorn

Thyon - Les Collons

Thyon - Les Collons

Mont-Blanc et Grande Dixence

Mont-Blanc et Grande Dixence

Snowpark Centralpark

Snowpark Centralpark

Veysonnaz, station supérieure de la télécabine

Veysonnaz, station supérieure de la télécabine

Evolène, Dent Blanche, Valais, Suisse

Evolène, Dent Blanche, Valais, Suisse

Evolène - Suisse: Vue sur le village

Evolène - Suisse: Vue sur le village

Vercorin Village - Val d'Anniviers

Vercorin Village - Val d'Anniviers

Webcam Télé Mont-Noble

Webcam Télé Mont-Noble

Mase, le Trappeur

Mase, le Trappeur

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The dialect in the Val d'Hérens is particularly strong. On high days and holidays, people wear traditional costume with bright head-squares and aprons made of velvet and silk. On 6 January, bells ring in the start of Carnival; the "Carnaval d'Hérens" is famous for its "Peluches" (wooden masks) with cat, fox and wolf faces. The people wearing the masks mingle with the spectators and play all kinds of pranks.

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