Photos of Kinderumzug Sechseläuten 2014 in Zurich

Photos of Kinderumzug and Sechseläuten 2014 in Zurich

Kinderumzug Sechselaeuten Zurich 2014 by g. Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

It was a typical Spring day in Zurich as the Sechseläuten Umzug took place in Zurich today. Despite the showers there were smiles and excitement as the children paraded through the streets of the city in traditional dress. There were shower capes for the children and many of the attending crowds had their umbrellas to the ready as photographer Geoff Pegler took photos of the procession.

g Sechselaeuten Zurich  Photo © Geoff Pegler

Photo @ Geoff Pegler

As well as the children there were plenty of animals taking part in the parade too.

Kinderumzug and Burning of the Böögg by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Kinderumzug and Burning of the Böögg by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

g Sechselaeuten Zurich  Photo © Geoff Pegler

 Photo © Geoff Pegler

g Sechselaeuten Zurich Photo © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

The showers failed to dampen spirits and the sweets that were distributed brought welcome cheer.

g Sechselaeuten Zurich Photo © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

g Sechselaeuten Zurich Photo © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Kinderumzug and Burning of the Böögg by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Kinderumzug and Burning of the Böögg by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

If you missed today’s procession you still have the opportunity to see the Guilds parading through the streets tomorrow, Monday April 28th and most of the action begins just after 3pm, culminating with the Burning of the Böögg at 6pm exactly!  So will we be in for a good Summer or a rainy one?  We’ll find out a few minutes past 6pm on Monday! Have fun and enjoy the half day holiday in Zurich.

PS – Do be aware that many Zurich businesses will be closing for the half day and some for the full day. Do check with the individual business before heading out. Also, because of the parade much of Zurich will be closed off to traffic and there will be diversions to public transport  too. For more information on Sechseläuten please see the official website here and see our previous post about the event here.

Update: if you missed the burning of the Böögg at 6pm today you can see it here in a slightly accelerated timing of 9 seconds! The video was taken by Geoff Pegler and in actual fact the Böögg took 7 minutes and 23 seconds which is in fact the fastest time since 2003!  So fingers crossed and we should be in for a good Summer in Zurich for 2014. Let’s hope so!

 

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