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“The six o’clock ringing of the bells” is a traditional spring holiday in Zurich celebrated usually on the 3rd Monday of April, since the early 20th century. Following the parade of the Zuenfte (guilds) Winter is being burnt in form of the Böögg, a figure of a snowman prepared with explosives.

This was the first time I’ve seen it live and I liked the parade with the beautiful horses and the Böögg-figure a lot.
Seeing the Böögg being burnt was fascinating to watch, but I still don’t find it ok to burn the poor thing. It is cruel. My camera thought the same and broke down after a lifespan of almost 72’000 pictures.

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