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Preisguffen – Easter ritual in Niederdorf

On Easter Sunday a funny competition, with boiled and decorated eggs.

Preisguffen Easter in Bolzano - Trentino Alto Adige
31 Mar 2024 Trentino-Alto Adige -Villabassa (Bolzano)  Categorie evento Children | Folklore-Traditions | Religious celebrations

Sunday, March 31st, 2024 – Easter Sunday – in Villabassa, occurs the Preisguffen, a competition with boiled eggs.

The Preisguffen competition takes place after the Holy Mass with a series of two players, The players have an egg each, and try to break the shell of the rival’s egg. The egg that will remain intact wins and the winner hangs the egg on a tree branch as a sign of good luck.

In the Trentino region, Easter Sunday is dedicated to the family and the eggs are the main traditional characters of the day. For example, while the adults talk at lunch, the children search for eggs and sweets, hidden in the garden by the “Easter bunny”
Once it was also a tradition that the young girls were given an Easter egg as a gift to the men who they would have liked to marry.

Useful information
The colored eggs for the competition can be purchased directly in Villabassa
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