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DESALPE 2018: JAUN
Monday 17 September 2018

desalpes jaun

https://www.la-gruyere.ch/en/P8225/sheep-fair-and-desalpe

 

This fair takes place every year on the Monday of the Federal Fast (Jeûne fédéral). It’s the day when the sheeps are brought down to the village to be sold, after several months high up on the mountainsides.

For over four centuries, this has marked the return to the plain of the herds. This autumn fair has become a time of special gatherings for the population, the herders (armaillis) and visitors from outside the area.

Furthermore, this day ends in the evening with a traditional dance in the various restaurants of the village.

Location Jaun, in the canton of Bern

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