Last modified on 15 December 2014, at 20:44

Giant figures

Giants are large figures that represent the folk tradition of a particular city or community. They are made to dance in the streets on holidays and in processions with celebrations.

AustriaEdit

See also: Samson (Riese) im Lungau (südliches Land Salzburg und nordwestlicher Steiermark)

LungauEdit

Historical PicturesEdit

MariapfarrEdit

MauterndorfEdit

Ancient Mauterndorf Samson in Salzburg MuseumEdit

MuhrEdit

RamingsteinEdit

Sankt AndräEdit

Sankt Margarethen im LungauEdit


Sankt Michael im LungauEdit

TamswegEdit

UnternbergEdit

WöltingEdit

SteiermarkEdit

MurauEdit

KrakaudorfEdit

BelgiumEdit

Stadsreus

Belgium is the home-country of the giants. In Flanders there are more than 1700 giants. The largest, Jan Turpijn, lives in Nieuwpoort and is 10 meters tall and has a weight of 700 kg.

West FlandersEdit

EastFlandersEdit

DendermondeEdit

Joe Dassin

WallonieEdit

Ducasse in AthEdit

Main article: Ducasse of Ath (Belgium)

FranceEdit

Main article: Les Géants du nord de la France
See also on Wikimedia Commons: Géants du nord de la France

ItalyEdit

MessinaEdit


SpainEdit

Main articles: gegant, gigantes y cabezudos (ayerbe) and gigantes y cabezudos

Géants dans le mondeEdit

Géants de processions et de cortèges