Long before calonda mars, the schoolchildren have been looking to the farmers for the biggest sounding bodies. And now, when the year begins according to the old Roman calendar, they parade through the village in the traditional costume of the farmers and alpine dairymen with their bells and with a wagon decorated with flowers.
The children's book "Schellenursli" by Selina Chönz and Alois Carigiet made this custom known worldwide. The calonda mars is still celebrated today in some Rhaeto-Romanic regions; in the Lower Engadine, for example, as chalandamarz. The old custom is also alive in the villages of the Surses - and can be experienced in Savognin in a very special atmosphere and with a snack.
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