Maundy Thursday (and evening before) to Ash Wednesday

Today the «Botzerössli» can only be found in Appenzell Innerrhoden. They were in danger of extinction until the Fasnacht association restored some of the old hobby horses. Again today herds of «Botzerössli» in all sizes and colours strut around well in advance of the main Fasnacht procession on the Saturday and are an important fun element of the children’s procession on the Thursday afternoon. The girls and boys as well as the adults wear old fire brigade uniforms and decorate their faces with moustaches, freckles and red cheeks.


Appenzell and outlying districts