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The "Bénichon"

La Gruyère Tourisme
Place des Alpes 26
1630 Bulle

+41 848 424 424

www.la-gruyere.ch

The "Bénichon" is a centuries-old, traditional Fribourg celebration.

At the beginning, it was a religious celebration whereby thanks were given to the gods for what had been harvested during the year. Over the years the ceremony's religious side disappeared and the gastronomic and festive side remained. For six hours straight or more, you eat and drink and, if you manage to get on your feet again, dance! And the whole thing according to local tradition.

ORIGINS
This event has been celebrated since the 15th century during the parish fair and anniversary celebrations honouring the patron of the church. At the mercy of the patron saints, hardly no Sundays without Benichon.

La Gruyère Tourisme
Place des Alpes 26
1630 Bulle

+41 848 424 424

www.la-gruyere.ch

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