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Pontresina Local Customs: 4 reviews and 15 photos

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by singhsomen

The two Engadine customs that continue to be practiced in Pontresina are called Schlitteda and Chalandamarz. The former is a cheerful trip young couples take with horse-drawn sleighs on the second Sunday in January. The latter dates back to Roman times and is practiced on March 1st when Pontresina schoolchildren go around singing and making a lot of noise with bells in an attempt to chase away winter time.

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  • Written May 29, 2005
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