St. Nicholas and "Peaschtln" Parade
On 5th December, at 3:00 p.m., St. Nicholas, accompanied by an angel and a fur clad devil will arrive at the municipal building yard on a carriage. He will distribute bags filled with goodies to all the children who have been well behaved throughout the year.
The event is the ideal occasion to see the Breitenbach children's Perchten groups. As soon as school is over, they slip into the costumes they have made themselves with much patience and parade through Breitenbach with great pride and joy.
The building yard in Breitenbach is the centre of the Perchtenlauf in Breitenbach on 5th December. Various associations and clubs will provide for food and drinks. The "Peaschtln" in Breitenbach begins on 5th December at approx. 3:00 p.m.; children and adults will parade through the entire village.
On 6th December, the Perchten groups can be seen until midnight, not a minute longer! In Breitenbach, traditional "Peaschtln" is practised. The Perchten don't smear soot into peoples faces and don't carry rods either!