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Carnival in Anniviers

10-13 February 2018 - The programme for the Carnival weekend in Val d'Anniviers includes mask workshops and competitions, Carnival band parades, and masquerade evenings

Saturday 10th February 2018

Zinal

From 11:00

Sorebois: musical entertainment from the Ayer Carnival band, "Les Corback's"

From 16:00 Zinal: musical entertainment from the Ayer Carnival band, "Les Corback's"

20:00

Cortège jusqu'à la salle de gym

21:15

Carnival band parade to the village hall

From 22:00

Anniviers Carnival, on the theme of "deux c’est assez trois c’est trop, ou pas"

Night bus service at 00:30/02:30/04:30

Vissoie

15:30

In front of the butcher's shop: procession sets off for the fitness centre with the "Les Corback's" d'Ayer

 

At the fitness centre : "Le Pôle Nord"-themed mask competition

Prizes are awarded

Free drinks and snacks

Lundi 12th February 2018

Chandolin

16:00

At the Salle Communale : mask-making and colouring workshop

CHF 5.- (bookings at the tourist office)

St-Luc

16:00-18:00

Mask decoration workshop at the Garderie. Registrations accepted up to 16:00 at the Tourist Office

CHF 5.-

Zinal

14:00

Mask decoration workshop at the community hall

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Chandolin

From 15:15

Fancy-dress parade through the village, with the witch "Chandoline"

Concours de costumes pour les enfants 

16:00

Free "witches brew" drink courtesy of Cabane Illhorn

Film suitable for all ages in the village hall

16:30

Torchlight descent and cheese fondue (meet in front of Le Tsapé restaurant)

Grimentz

16:15-17:30

At the Scierie : face-painting workshop and decoration of masks

18:00

At the gondola lift departure point: meet for the torchlight descent organised by the ESS (Swiss ski school)

18:45

At the gondola lift departure point: musical entertainment from the fife and drum band, torchlight descent, mulled wine and fireworks

19:25

Cortège jusqu'à la salle de gym 

At the gym : children's mini-disco with DJ

21:00

Carnival evening event at the fitness centre. Bar organised by Team Avalanche

St-Luc

Dès 13h

Music from the fife and drum band on the pistes and at certain venues in the village

Dès 14h

Registrations for the children's mask competition at the Tourist Office

16:30

Fancy-dress parade from the Tourist Office to the Place de la Marmotte

16:45

In front of the church: children's mask competition

Free hot chocolate and mulled wine courtesy of the St-Luc Tourist Board

18:00-19:30

Place de la Marmotte: entries for the adults' mask competition, on the theme of "Asia"

From 19:00

Start of the tour of St-Luc's restaurants by the fife and drum band and masked visitors

22:30

End of the adults' mask competition

00:00

Prizegiving ceremony for adults' mask competition

Zinal

15:15

Meet in front of the Tourist Office for the children's parade with les Corback's d'Ayer

16:00

Community hall: children's carnival with P'tit Louis

At the end of the event, the bonhomme hiver (an effigy representing winter) will be burned in the Place du Village