Giant figures

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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.

Austria[edit]

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

Lungau[edit]

Historical Pictures[edit]

Mariapfarr[edit]

Mauterndorf[edit]

Ancient Mauterndorf Samson in Salzburg Museum[edit]

Muhr[edit]

Ramingstein[edit]

Sankt Andrä[edit]

Sankt Margarethen im Lungau[edit]


Sankt Michael im Lungau[edit]

Tamsweg[edit]

Unternberg[edit]

Wölting[edit]

Steiermark[edit]

Murau[edit]

Krakaudorf[edit]

Belgium[edit]

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 Flanders[edit]

EastFlanders[edit]

Dendermonde[edit]

Joe Dassin

Wallonie[edit]

Ducasse in Ath[edit]

Main article: Ducasse of Ath (Belgium)

France[edit]

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

Italy[edit]

Messina[edit]


Spain[edit]

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

Géants dans le monde[edit]

Géants de processions et de cortèges