Joyce from the Museum writes:
Some recent visitors to the Museum from
The festival takes place in January, and begins with the dramatically masked Green Man (known as Wildi Maa) travelling down the
on a raft, brandishing a small pine tree, with canons firing salutes. At the he is joined by two other
figures – a lion (Leu) and a griffin (Vogel Gryff – who gives his name to the
festival). All three then dance through the streets, collecting money for
The festival dates back to the 16th century, and the three figures are the heraldic symbols of three local societies, which were originally militias, but are now essentially social clubs.
There are some entertaining films of the festival on YouTube, for example: