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Tradition and culture

Traditions and customs passed down from generation to generation are of utmost importance for South Tyrol: They are carefully maintained and celebrated in the OItradige and Bassa Atesina areas.

Customs and traditions are of utmost importance to the inhabitants of the villages along the South Tyrolean Wine Road - processions, festivals and parades live up the village life. Many traditions have been preserved for centuries and still colour the lives in the villages such as the Carnival spectacle of the Egetmann Parade and the Sacred Heart Fires on the hills and mountains in June.

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  1. Carnival customs
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    Carnival customs

    Many Carnival customs and an active hustle characterise the month of February…
  2. Village fairs and festivals
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    Village fairs and festivals

    A wide range of music events, celebrations and village fairs enlivens the South…
  3. Myths and legends
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    Myths and legends

    Also along the Wine Road there are numerous myths and legends which have been…
  4. House benediction
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    House benediction

    Every year on Epiphany, which is held on the 6th of January, house and home are…
  5. Sacred Heart Fires
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    Sacred Heart Fires

    Every year in June, big fires are lit on the hills and slopes in South Tyrol and…
  6. Oltradige construction style
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    Oltradige construction style

    Numerous beautiful manors and residences along the Wine Road were built in the…
  7. The blue apron
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    The blue apron

    The royal blue garment, particularly used in agriculture, has become an integral…
  8. The Saltner
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    The Saltner

    The Saltner, a historical figure, was the guardian of the vineyards in the…
  9. Margaret, Countess of Tyrol
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    Margaret, Countess of Tyrol

    The Countess of Tyrol from the House of Gorizia - nicknamed Margarete Maultasch -…
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