Wednesday, 24 December 2008
The ancient habits survived in the rural regions of Austria, of Switzerland, of Bavaria, of Slovenia, of Western Croatia and Italy in the form of dance, art, processions, ritual and plays. High regional diversity is a result of the mutual insulation of the Alpine communities. In the Alps, the relationship between the Roman Catholic church and paganism were ambivalent. While some habits only survived in the valleys remotely inaccessible to the influence of the church, other habits were actively comparable during the centuries. In the light of the rural population of reduction in the Alps, much of habits transformed themselves into more modern interpretations.
Video by the Quartz of George: