"local coustoms" Pontresina Local Custom Tip by singhsomen
Pontresina Local Customs: 4 reviews and 15 photos
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.