Lively Customs Throughout the Year
Vibrant Traditions and Ancient Customs
Many archaic pagan customs which were later Christianized continue to exist in Venosta Valley, for instance the Scheibenschlagen (Launching of Burning Disks) in Venosta Valley. Whoever happens to be present at one of these evening celebrations on the mystical Tarces hill on the first Sunday of Lent in February will experience an unforgettable poetic atmosphere.
In the village of Prato/Prat, winter is cast away during the crazy Zusslrennen (Zussl Race). The customs during the St. Nicolas time in December are also fascinating, particularly the Klosn Festival in Stelvio/Stilfs. The Glorenza Advent in the medieval town of Glorenza/Glurns and the market in Martello/Martelltal valley (located at an altitude of more than 2000m) are both eventful Christmas markets.
In June, curious onlookers are attracted by the Sacred Heart of Jesus Fires on the mountains, and in the autumn, traditional markets like the Allerseelenmarkt of Glorenza also attract crowds of visitors.