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Samson Parades 2020

A giant figure of Samson dances in the streets.


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The heroic biblical figure of Samson is a giant emblem of Lungau. Every year, in summer, the Samson parade is held. The figure, carried by one man only, is accompanied by two dwarves, male and female, a group of people in traditional costumes, guards, and a band. The Samson figure is 6.5 m tall and its weight is about 80 kg. It is carried through the village streets, performing a short dance from time to time. The tradition of Samson parade goes back to the 16th century. In 2010 the "Samson Tragen" was entered into the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage practices of Austria. This year, Samson parades and dances will take place several times from late May to late September.

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