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The Hudivater have taken the sceptre

Every three years on 11.11, the people of Walchwil elect the new Hudi Fathers. The Hudi Fathers rule the community of Walchwil during the 5th season.

Yesterday it was time again, although actually a year too late - with thanks to Corona. Fasnächtler, old Hudiväter, Rigler and the members of the Fasnachtsgesellschaft gathered in the Restaurant Aesch. Shortly after 8 pm, the Rigler, led by Mulei Raphael Hürlimann, opened the event with classic Fasnacht Gugge sounds. It took a brief moment after that for one of the Hudivater candidates to enter with the entire committee. The patience of those present was thus further stretched to the torture. Who do you think is the second Hudivater? Florian Müller was named by some until the secret was revealed. Fasnacht is a matter for the boss, so Patrick Willemsen, President of the Fasnacht Society, joined Florian.

Those present unanimously elected the candidates with great applause. Florian, football coach, painter, grew up in Walchwil, and Patrick, ex-Dutch, software professional, moved to Walchwil in 2003, then gave a preview of the programme.

Several events will offer a varied Walchwil carnival season. The highlight of the Hudivater's election year is the parade on Carnival Sunday, when all the carnival folk will be on their feet. School classes, clubs and private individuals are accompanied by the Riglers, who show off their creations. The carnival ends with the giving of presents to the children on Güdelzischtig followed by the Uslumpete.


The programme

Saturday 21 January 2023

Tuesday 14 February 2023
Opening of the Fasibeiz

Thursday 16 February 2023

Sunday 19 February 2023

Sunday 19 February 2023
Hudivater Ball

Tuesday 21 February 2023

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