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Every year, the guilds of Zürich and the general public celebrate their traditional spring festival: the Sechseläuten. The celebrations start on Sunday with a colourful children's procession. This is followed by the main festival on Monday: People in historical guild costumes, 500 horses, 30 marching bands, together with 50 carriages and coaches, parade through the city centre to Sechseläuten-Platz on Lake Zürich. There, at 6 p.m. a pile of wood, on which the 'Böögg' – a symbolic snowman – sits enthroned, is set on fire. The quicker his head catches fire and explodes, the finer the summer should be.


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Event location

Sechseläutenplatz

Sechseläutenplatz

Zürich

How to get there

Zürich, Bellevue: Tram 2 / Tram 4 / Tram 5 / Tram 8 / Tram 9 / Tram 11 / Tram 15 / Bus 912 / Bus 916

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