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Engadin

Sils: Engadin St. Moritz - Hotel Waldhaus II

Sils: Engadin St. Moritz - Hotel Waldhaus II

Sankt Moritz: St. Moritzersee - Ausblick Hotel Schweizerhof

Sankt Moritz: St. Moritzersee - Ausblick Hotel Schweizerhof

Sils: Furtschellas

Sils: Furtschellas

Sankt Moritz: St. Moritzersee

Sankt Moritz: St. Moritzersee

Sils: La Chazza - Lake Sils - Lake Silvaplana - Piz Corvatsch

Sils: La Chazza - Lake Sils - Lake Silvaplana - Piz Corvatsch

Sankt Moritz: Corviglia, Audi quattro Bar - Snowpark

Sankt Moritz: Corviglia, Audi quattro Bar - Snowpark

Sankt Moritz: St. Moritzer - See mit - Dorf

Sankt Moritz: St. Moritzer - See mit - Dorf

Sils: Hotel Seraina

Sils: Hotel Seraina

Sankt Moritz: Corviglia, Piz Nair - Audi Ski Run

Sankt Moritz: Corviglia, Piz Nair - Audi Ski Run

Sankt Moritz: Engadin - Ausblick Kulm Hotel

Sankt Moritz: Engadin - Ausblick Kulm Hotel

Sankt Moritz: Schweizerhof Bad

Sankt Moritz: Schweizerhof Bad

Sankt Moritz: Corviglia, Corviglia Blick Richtung St Moritzersee

Sankt Moritz: Corviglia, Corviglia Blick Richtung St Moritzersee

Sils: Lake Sils - St. Moritz

Sils: Lake Sils - St. Moritz

Sankt Moritz: Hauser's Webcam Richtung Corvatsch

Sankt Moritz: Hauser's Webcam Richtung Corvatsch

Sankt Moritz: Muottas Muragl, Oberengadiner Seenlandschaft

Sankt Moritz: Muottas Muragl, Oberengadiner Seenlandschaft

Sankt Moritz: Engadin - Clavadatsch Hütte

Sankt Moritz: Engadin - Clavadatsch Hütte

Sankt Moritz: Corviglia, Oberengadiner Seenlandschaft

Sankt Moritz: Corviglia, Oberengadiner Seenlandschaft

Sankt Moritz: Muottas Muragl, Blick Richtung Corviglia

Sankt Moritz: Muottas Muragl, Blick Richtung Corviglia

Sankt Moritz: Muottas Muragl, Blick Richtung Golfplatz Samedan

Sankt Moritz: Muottas Muragl, Blick Richtung Golfplatz Samedan

Sankt Moritz: Muottas Muragl, v.l.n.r. Piz Palü 3901 m.ü.M Piz Bernina 4049 m.ü.M. Piz Tschierva 3546 m.ü.M

Sankt Moritz: Muottas Muragl, v.l.n.r. Piz Palü 3901 m.ü.M Piz Bernina 4049 m.ü.M. Piz Tschierva 3546 m.ü.M

Sankt Moritz: Muottas Muragl, Standseilbahn Muottas Muragl

Sankt Moritz: Muottas Muragl, Standseilbahn Muottas Muragl

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza I

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza I

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza - Piz Palü

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza - Piz Palü

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Ausblick Restaurant Languard

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Ausblick Restaurant Languard

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Eiskletter-Schlucht

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Eiskletter-Schlucht

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Pontresina: Alp Languard

Pontresina: Alp Languard

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza III

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza III

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Pontresina: Hotel Walther

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza II

Berninahäuser: Diavolezza II

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Hotel Saratz

Pontresina: Engadin St. Moritz - Hotel Saratz

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Piz Palü und Piz Bernina

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Piz Palü und Piz Bernina

Pontresina: Grand Hotel Kronenhof

Pontresina: Grand Hotel Kronenhof

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Diavolezza, Pontresina

Berninahäuser: Engadin St. Moritz - Diavolezza, Pontresina

Morteratsch: Camping Plauns Pontresina

Morteratsch: Camping Plauns Pontresina

Surlej: St. Moritz Silvaplana

Surlej: St. Moritz Silvaplana

Champfèr: Suvretta House

Champfèr: Suvretta House

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Corvatsch, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Corvatsch, POI

Silvaplana: Kitesurf-Beach

Silvaplana: Kitesurf-Beach

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Corvatsch, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Corvatsch, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Corvatsch, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Corvatsch, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Corvatsch, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Corvatsch, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Corvatsch, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Corvatsch, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Mittelstation Murtèl, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Mittelstation Murtèl, POI

Surlej: Engadin St. Moritz - Corvatsch - Alpetta

Surlej: Engadin St. Moritz - Corvatsch - Alpetta

Surlej: Silvaplana, Eventbar Hossa

Surlej: Silvaplana, Eventbar Hossa

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Mittelstation Murtèl, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Mittelstation Murtèl, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Mittelstation Murtèl, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Mittelstation Murtèl, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Mittelstation Murtèl, POI

Silvaplana: Corvatsch - Mittelstation Murtèl, POI

Surlej: Silvaplana, Surfcenter

Surlej: Silvaplana, Surfcenter

Zernez: Kirchturm

Zernez: Kirchturm

Zuoz

Zuoz

Zuoz: Lyceum Alpinum Webcam

Zuoz: Lyceum Alpinum Webcam

Maloja: Engadin St. Moritz

Maloja: Engadin St. Moritz

Spinas: Trais Fluors

Spinas: Trais Fluors

Muottas Muragl

Muottas Muragl

Samedan: Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung West

Samedan: Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung West

Samedan: Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung Ost

Samedan: Flughafen Oberengadin, Richtung Ost

Crasta: Corvatsch bergstation 3303 mt

Crasta: Corvatsch bergstation 3303 mt

Samedan

Samedan

La Punt-Chamues-ch › Süd-West: Engadin

La Punt-Chamues-ch › Süd-West: Engadin

March 1

The first of March used to be the date public offices were appointed in many regions of the Graubünden. Today it is the day of the largest children's festival in the Engadine and a few other valleys (Val Mustair, Bregaglia, Oberhalbstein).

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In the morning, the boys parade through town clanging their bells (sometimes other instruments are included), so that "the grass grows better". They collect money and nice things to eat, which they later share. Then there is a ball which lasts late into the night.

In some places, the parade through the village is enriched with a touch of carnival or resembles a (much too early) Alpine pageant. In many places, the participating children are dressed in blue overskirts with red scarves for the occasion.

There are no documents tracing this custom back very far. However, the sheer fact that it is so widespread and contains certain characteristics point to a rather early origin.

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