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Mitteleuropa, Bayern - Kerzenwallfahrt in Bogen

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Mitteleuropa, Bayern - Kerzenwallfahrt in Bogen
Alternative Title
Central Europe, Bavaria - Pilgrimage with a "Candle" at Bogen
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E 1928
Release Date
Original sound, no spoken text
IWF (Göttingen)
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Film, 16 mm, LT, 348 m ; F, 32 min

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Subject Area
Zweitägige Fußwallfahrt am Pfingstsamstag und -sonntag von Holzkirchen bis zum Bogenberg (etwa 70 km). Mitgeführt wird eine 13 m lange "Kerze", ein mit roten Wachssträngen umwickelter Fichtenstamm.
The pilgrimage to the Bogenberg is an impressive survival of the baroque peregrinatio. The film shows the whole procession from Holzkirchen near Vilshofen, along the Danube to the Bogenberg north-east of Straubing (70 km). On this pilgrimage a 13 m long "candle" is carried along with from the town of Bogen to the church of pilgrimage on top of the Bogenberg. This candle is the trunk of a pine-tree covered with stripes of red wax. The film lays a special emphasis on the documentation of the length of this pilgrimage.
Keywords Wallfahrtskerze Wallfahrt Segen, Segnung Prozession Pfingstbräuche kirchliche Bräuche und Feste Kerzenwallfahrt Gebet Frühjahrsbräuche Brauchtum / Jahreslauf church customs and festivals blessing benediction custom / course of the year spring customs prayer pilgrimage whitsun customs procession pilgrimage candle candle pilgrimage Encyclopaedia Cinematographica
IWF Classification Europa Bayern Deutschland Gebete kirchliche Feste jahreszeitliche Festivitäten kirchliche Organisation sakrale Handlung Feste Bräuche Gesellschaft religiöse Organisation religiöse Praktiken Religion Ethnologie/Kulturanthropologie Kulturwissenschaften Europe Germany Bavaria cultural studies ethnology/cultural anthropology society customs feasts seasonal festivities religion religious organisations church organisations church festivals religious practices sacred activities prayer

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