Mitteleuropa, Württemberg - Pfingstritt in Wurmlingen

Central Europe, Württemberg - Processional Whit-Ride at Wurmlingen

In a barn, a young man is enveloped in green foliage. This veiled figure is then led round in a procession of riders, and killed symbolically in the middle of the village. The procession ends on a meadow, where a horse-race serves as finale. The winner is the horseman who, riding past, succeeds in seizing hold of a decorated maypole at the end of the track.

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