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|Posted by Nick B. on 2024-01-04 13:46:16
|Cool. Like I said, I have no recollection of ever having done anything on the day. I suspect having been in Mittelfranken limited my exposure to it, as it sounds like the tradition is more prominent in Oberfranken.
What I remember learning about the Rauhnaechte in Austria and Bavaria never made much of the drinking aspect, rather, it was centered on the traditional warding off of the evil spirits. I don't remember if I ever even knew that that was connected to Staerk' antrinken.