Thum Miners´ Parade29.11.2020 , Begin: 14.00 Uhr
Ore Mountains and Christmas, that also stands for contemplation and a blaze of light. In accordance with the miner's yearning for light, white fairy lights are shining on market places, light angels and miner figures as well as Schwibbögen are illuminating the windows.
Especially touching are the mountain and miner's parades that take place every year in historic habits in the strongholds of former mining. Originally, the miners' processions and parades served to honour the territorial lord and his retinue on special occasions such as weddings or visits from distinguished. Today, they are the highlight of the Erzgebirge Christmas markets and the quarter-year celebrations dating from the old mining calendar. The miners' marches associated with them are unique to Saxony.
In Thum 400 miners and mountain musicians from eight mountain fraternities and four mountain chapels celebrate the traditional miners´ parade on the first Advent. The mountain ceremony with the common concertof the mountain chapels initiates the parade.
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