Le carlascé - The Carnival
In winter agricultural work stood still. Therefore, for our ancestors, this was the best time to look for brides and get married, especially during the carnival season. The young men went around the houses masked and then gathered in the stüa - the living room - to sing, dance, play cards and woo the girls.
The typical mask was carved out of wood - also called lorfa in Ladin - and often represented the devil, an old man or an old witch.
The Carnival Sunday was a very special day in the Upper Val Badia valley: on this occasion, the farmers gathered to stage the picturesque slitada da paur - the horse-drawn sleigh ride through the village streets.