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Wild men of Hallwil Masked rituals in northwestern Switzerland

Hallwil in northwestern Switzerland celebrates the New Year with a ritual involving masked wild looking characters. The brown group symbolises winter and death, the green one spring and life. The wild men run around the village hugging as many people as they can, especially women. (SF/swissinfo.ch)























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