Movies: Gickelschlagen.

The game of “Gickelschlagen” (“rooster-hitting”) is played in a small Bavarian village on the Monday before Mardi Gras. Its origins are unclear: all that is known for sure is that in the 1960s, the oldest villagers said it had been a tradition for as long as they could remember, meaning it was certainly established by the end of the 19th century.

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9 mins, 15 secs
Post-production software
Magix Video deluxe 2007

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