Fête Cantonale des Costumes

Today Evolène played host to a celebration of all the traditional costumes worn in the Swiss canton of the Valais. Although there are lots of other events going on throughout the day, the highlight is the procession through the village, with music and dancing to show off the wide variety of styles.  (See picture gallery). It’s a precursor to the Célébrations Interculturelles de la Montagne à Evolène (CIME) festival, which takes place every 2 years and this year, runs from the 10th to 15th August.  It’s also a magnificent celebration of the different traditions and cultures of mountain people from all around the world. This video link explains everything. It’s introduced in French, but the beautiful images and sounds say it all. 🙂

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