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The annual walkabout of Les Empaillés – grotesques enveloped in 30kg of sacking and straw  who roam around the Swiss municipality of Evolène on Carnaval Sunday – their demonic mugs scaring off evil spirits in a Celtic tradition dating back to the Bronze Age.

The figure on the left in the top pic is their friend, la Peluche.

But you knew that.



Bjg writes:

Every year on Christmas Day, more and more people brave the icy waters of the Irish Sea. Some friends of mine woke up extra early on Christmas morning and headed to Dun Laoghaire to make this great little film. It may make you feel a little warmer inside.