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Carnival in Anniviers

2-5 March 2019 - The programme for the Carnival weekend in Val d'Anniviers includes mask workshops and competitions, Carnival band parades, and masquerade evenings

Saturday 2nd March 2019

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

Vin chaud devant l'Office du Tourisme

Cortège jusqu'à la salle polyvalente

From 21:30

Anniviers Carnival, on the theme of "Walt Disney"

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

Vissoie

15:45

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 : "L'Espace"-themed mask competition

Prizes are awarded

Free drinks and snacks

Monday 4th March 2019

Chandolin

16:00 / 17:00

At the bibliotheque : mask-making and colouring workshop

CHF 5.- (bookings at the tourist office)

St-Luc

16:00

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 5th March 2019

Chandolin

16:15

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

16:30

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

16:45

Children's fancy dress competition

Free "witches brew" drink courtesy of Cabane Illhorn

18:00

Film suitable for all ages in the village hall

Grimentz

15:30-22:00

Après-ski par le Team Avalanche sur le thème "Les Bronzés font du ski" au départ de la télécabine de Bendolla

16:15

At the Scierie : face-painting workshop and decoration of masks (organised by the ESI)

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

From 22:00

Soirée à la Trape

St-Luc

From 13:00

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

From 14:00

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

Sur la Place de la Marmotte : children's mask competition

18:00-19:30

Au Tapouk / au Tir'bouchon : entries for the adults' mask competition, on the theme of "Walt Disney"

From 19:00

Tournus des Fifres et Tambours, de la Guggen "Les Briks Tonnos" et des masques dans les établissements du village

22:00

End of the adults' mask competition

00:00

A l'Azimut : 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