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Carnival

Carnival time is characterised by exuberance, mask wearing and loud music making.

The Obwalden region is the backdrop for lived customs such as Swiss wrestling and herdsmen's festivals, and the popular carnival tradition. Describing carnival doesn't do it justice – it has to be experienced.

Carnival takes place according to the Christian liturgical year – usually in February. Its original purpose was to drive evil winter demons away. The three main carnival days are