The place and the people in Val Passiria Valley
Festivals, customs and old traditions are part of the Psairer way of life.
Traditions, customs and history have shaped the Val Passiria Valley. Ancient Rhaetian cult sites, bridle paths dating from the Roman era and rebel heroes have left their mark here since the dawn of time, and given the place and the people here their own inimitable identity. Festivals, marching bands, markets, processions and traditional costumes reflect the Psairers’ joie de vivre, their hard farm labour, and the love they have for their homeland and their traditions. Sagas and legends tell of yesteryear in the valley. The course of life is shaped by ancient customs such as Törggelen and the Sacred Heart bonfires. Traditional craftsmanship and age-old rituals continue to shape life to the present day, and are authentic voices for the culture and history of the valley.