Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

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Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

 

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

If you were in Zurich on Sunday 16th April you may have wondered why the traffic was either moving at a snail’s pace or completely diverted.

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

Well it was due to the Kinderumzug, or Children’s Parade – part of the Sechselaeuten celebrations, which traditionally takes place the day before the main processions, and the burning of the Böögg at 6pm precisely at Sechselaeutenplatz on Monday.

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

The streets were packed as the crowds came out to watch the processions, hear the bands and see the poor Böögg on a horse driven cart, as he was paraded through the centre of Zurich ahead of his fate with fire on Monday!

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

Children's Parade Sechselaeuten Zurich

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

Photographer Geoff Pegler made his way through the crowds to take these great photographs to give you a flavour of the event.

Children's Parade Sechselaeuten Zurich

Children's Parade Sechselaeuten Zurich

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

The weather was fine and sunny and there was a great atmosphere in the centre of the city.

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

There was plenty of colour with all the beautiful costumes as children threw sweets and flowers into the crowds from their baskets and the bands marched by.

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

Photo Highlights of the Sechselaeuten KinderumzugChildren's Parade Sechselaeuten Zurich Children's Parade Sechselaeuten Zurich

Children's Parade Sechselaeuten Zurich

Children's Parade Sechselaeuten Zurich

Children's Parade Sechselaeuten Zurich

Children's Parade Sechselaeuten Zurich

We hope you enjoyed these photos from the Children’s Parade and don’t forget the Böögg is set alight at 6pm sharp on Monday 16th April 2018.

Sechselaeuten Kinderumzug

Find out more about Sechselaeuten and the Böögg here or visit the website here.

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All photos by Geoff Pegler 

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