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Thomas Gengler

Digging up parish fair

On Thursday evening the "Kerwasburschen" meet at one of their two innkeepers (guesthouse "Gasthaus Sponsel" or guesthouse "Gasthaus zur Sonne") in order to dig up the parish fair.

The evening starts with a collective meal, and with a barrel of beer, the "Kerwasburschen" are warming up for the parish fair week which is lying ahead.

At midnight, the "Kerwasburschen" stand up and walk with torches through the village in order to dig up the parish fair officially.
Thereby the "Kerwasburschen" are singing some ribald parish fair songs with loud voices, and this adds a solemn atmosphere to the festive procession.

After that, the shortly before buried parish fair casket, which contains the implements from the parish fair of the year before, is digged up. Now the parish fair in Kirchehrenbach has started officially.

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