Mitteleuropa, Baden-Württemberg - Heische-Umgang am Okuli-Sonntag in Ailringen an der Jagst

Central Europe, Baden-Württemberg - Singing and Begging Procession on the Third Sunday in Lent at Ailringen on the Jagst

In a secret barn the "Butz" is dressed up with straw, straw plaits, a red ribbon and kind of an aigrette from coloured strips of paper. Rosettes are stuck on the mummery. Then he starts his begging procession through the village with two guides and the egg collectors. After that the mummery is burned at the river. This custom is performed by pupils of the 7th class. The first part of the film is s…

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