Walk of Fire

 

 

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A scene from Fasnacht festival in Leistal, Switzerland.

In this old town, people carry fire through the city gates to mark the beginning of Fasnacht. Carrying fire on their backs or in bandwagons is a cherished tradition that starts at 7 pm, when the town bell is struck, every year in mid-February since one can remember.

In the cold of winter, it was pleasantly warm to feel the heat from a massive fire parade.