Spring Folk Festival in Ostmark. (1940)

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Director: Uljrih Kajzer /Ulrich Kauser/

Operators: Gerbert Shallmajer

Reel №1



Landscapes Osmarka, mountains in the snow, the frozen creek.

The ancient folk customs Osmarka represent human struggle with the forces of nature.

In late winter, the children in costumes entertainers gather in front of the houses of the peasants with ceremonial songs.

The children knock on wood rattles, decorated with muzzles of animals.

As a reward, they hand out nets for getting seagrass Krupp.

The first catch is fed to livestock, to protect him from falling.

The first baking hostess presented as a gift to the sun, a woman makes a cake on the porch.

Flowing streams, the water from the dam.

Because of the rock looks a teenager, disguised in a fur coat and mask, guys in masks attacked the sleigh, which carry the girls struggle with them.

Shrovetide in the village.

The procession of maskers dancing witches with brooms in their hands, jump mummers in masks.

Farewell to winter.

On the streets of the village are loggers in alpine costumes, treat accordion schnapps.

Competitions lumberjacks, they sawing and chopping logs.

The ritual courtship girl

Key words

Austria, Germany, mountains, peasants, celebration, children, women, entertainment, youth

Reel №2


Costumed are on the snow, stuffed bear on a stretcher - an allegorical figure of winter.

All the "cry" of dead winter, throw stuffed into the water, it floats.

Flood on the river.

Competitions young men with whips.

Burning at the stake straw man "winters", revolves around a fire dance.

Easter holiday begins skating eggs and firing of small mortars.

In the village there is a process, ahead of the national orchestra.

The girls carry baskets of eggs, painted eggs in a basket.

Residents in national costumes are going on holiday.

Girls compete in running, holding a spoon with egg.

Men carry away the girls from the hill.

Folk dance under the sounds of the orchestra.

For old tables drinking beer.

May 1, the feast of spring.

Flowering meadows, trees.

In the rush grass hens with chicks.

The house is suitable for farmers with rakes, brooms, name owners on holiday

Key words

Austria, festivals, women, river, band, people, entertainment, plants, farmers