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Näfelser Fahrt: Prayer Stop

  Näfelser Fahrt: prayer stop  

While taking part in the event is an opportunity for the marching bands to show their musical talents and a few hundred spectators were marching along from Glarus to Näfels evidently primarily for social and folkloristic reasons, only some three dozen people (half clergy, half laypersons) were actively engaging in the religious aspects, namely reciting the rosary and praying at some stops along the route marked by stones. (Total population of the valley: 38,000).

Photo taken at "Näfelser Fahrt", an annual commemoration day with processions, marching bands, political speeches and sermons to celebrate the anniversary of the battle of Näfels back in 1388.


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Photos taken on 2007-04-12 in Glarus and Näfels, canton Glarus (GL),
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