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Women dressed in traditional feast day costume on the Corpus Christi procession in Appenzell

Corpus Christi, Appenzell, Canton Appenzell Inner-Rhodes

Corpus Christi is celebrated in Roman Catholic areas on the second Thursday after Whitsunday. It consists of a procession in honour of the holy sacrament. In Appenzell the end of the official procession is taken up by women dressed in traditional feast day costume. This costume is worn only on a few specified religious occasions.

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  • Women dressed in traditional feast day costume on the Corpus Christi procession in Appenzell
  • A choir boy walks past the Corpus Christi banners propped against a wall in Appenzell
  • Pikemen rest during the commemorations of the 1386 battle of Sempach
  • Pikemen march to the site of the battle of Sempach, which is commemorated every year
  • Crossbowmen take part in commemorations of the 1386 battle of Sempach

 

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