Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

Val d'Herens

Arolla: Tsarmine

Arolla: Tsarmine

Arolla: Hotel - Kurhaus

Arolla: Hotel - Kurhaus

Arolla: Mont-Collon

Arolla: Mont-Collon

Arolla: Pigne

Arolla: Pigne

Arolla: Hôtel - Kurhaus

Arolla: Hôtel - Kurhaus

Arolla

Arolla

Thyon: Les - Masses

Thyon: Les - Masses

Thyon: Dent - Blanche - et - Matterhorn

Thyon: Dent - Blanche - et - Matterhorn

Thyon: Mont - Blanc - et - Grande - Dixence

Thyon: Mont - Blanc - et - Grande - Dixence

Evolène: Dent - Blanche - Valais - Suisse

Evolène: Dent - Blanche - Valais - Suisse

Evolène: Agence Evolena Sàrl - Evolène, Village - Dent Blanche

Evolène: Agence Evolena Sàrl - Evolène, Village - Dent Blanche

Vercorin

Vercorin

Vercorin: Vercorin TVCM

Vercorin: Vercorin TVCM

Vercorin: Valais - Suisse - Crêt - du - Midi

Vercorin: Valais - Suisse - Crêt - du - Midi

Vercorin: Village - Val - d - Anniviers

Vercorin: Village - Val - d - Anniviers

Crêt du Midi

Crêt du Midi

Dailley: Nax - Valais - Suisse

Dailley: Nax - Valais - Suisse

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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