Saturday, April 14, 2007

guild banners


The city is all decked out for for Sechseläuten, Zürich's own version of Grounghog Day, which takes place this Monday. However, Sechseläuten festivities will be taking place all weekend. More on Sechselauten in the next few days. For now I'll just say that it involves parades, children, guild members in traditional costume, flowers, flying fish, and an exploding snowman. Swiss flags and banners representing Zürich's old guilds have been put up all over the Old Town. Pictured here are some of the guild banners. My personal favorite so far is the the "pretzel-makers guild"

5 comments:

M.Benaut said...

It really sounds like things are warming up in Zürich and it would be great to be there for the festival.

Chris & Deb said...

Wonderful photo! An explosion of color of festivity!

Carol E. said...

Very cool. I love the guild banners! Would be fun to experience the weekend festivities. I am trying to imagine an exploding snowman.

Dsole said...

yes, it sounds like a nice plan for the next days! the photo is great with lots of colours!

kris said...

:)i could feel the festivity from this shot, wonderful!