A cracking call for St Nick.

This content was published on November 30, 2011 - 14:25

In November and December, young and old in the northern Swiss town of Lenzburg head out at sunset for the traditional Chlausklöpfe and welcome back St Nicholas. Originally believed to be a pagan ceremony to chase away evil winter spirits, it is still practised around Lenzburg and parts of central Switzerland.

swissinfo.ch met whipmaker Robert Werren from Egliswil and some whip-wielding aficionados from Buttisholz, Lenzburg and Möriken.

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