Fronleichnam mit Aufzug der Herrgottsgrenadiere
09.06.23Corpus Christi with procession of the Lord God Grenadiers in all four parishes Church services: 9.30 Ferden 10.00 Kippel 10.00 Wiler 10.00 Blatten The "red soldiers" are a heritage from the old mercenary times. For centuries many people from the Lötschental have found their livelihood in foreign services. For example, in the year of the battle of Lerida (1644) in Catalonia, six Lötschentalers fell according to the death book. The white silk banner with a continuous red cross (Savoyard cross) and the year 1625, which is kept in the parish archives of Kippel, also points to this mercenary period. The Lötschentalers were also active at the royal courts of Versailles and Naples. The uniforms of the Herrgottsgrenadiere come from here. When they returned home to the villages, they kept these parade uniforms and put them on again at the high church festivals for the glory of God. Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.