Chasing Winter Away

Once a year in my village, there is a huge bonfire to celebrate the coming of spring. We go to it every year since we’ve moved here. However, I failed both times to document the event. But not today!

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To start, everyone comes to the village square and buy torches. Then we wait for a little bit until it gets dark. Then, we light the torches!

Afterwards, we march through the village, then climb up a part of the mountain to where the giant woodpile is. The fun part, is when we throw our torches into the woodpile, and setting it ablaze!

Then, all of the kids play a game of tag, the adults drink their beer, and huddle close to the fire to stay warm. Since we came along with some of our friends, who have a small infant among them, we didn’t stay very long. But, nonetheless, it is definitely a fun experience, if you’re near Olsbrucken around the 20th of February,you won’t be disappointed!


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