PHOTOS People participate in procession to offer best wishes for New Year in Switzerland

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People participate in procession to offer best wishes for New Year in Switzerland

Xinhua

09:15, January 13, 2019

People participate in a procession to offer their best wishes for the New Year at an Alpine village in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2019. Silvesterchlausen is commemorated twice, once on Dec. 31 according to the Gregorian calendar and again on Jan. 13 according to the Julian calendar (when the date falls on a Sunday, "Silvesterchlausen" will take place on the preceding Saturday), with special celebration in a few towns in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a long-time tradition. (Xinhua/Michele Limina)

People participate in a procession to offer their best wishes for the New Year at an Alpine village in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2019. Silvesterchlausen is commemorated twice, once on Dec. 31 according to the Gregorian calendar and again on Jan. 13 according to the Julian calendar (when the date falls on a Sunday, "Silvesterchlausen" will take place on the preceding Saturday), with special celebration in a few towns in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a long-time tradition. (Xinhua/Michele Limina)

A participant attends a procession to offer best wishes for the New Year at an Alpine village in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2019. Silvesterchlausen is commemorated twice, once on Dec. 31 according to the Gregorian calendar and again on Jan. 13 according to the Julian calendar (when the date falls on a Sunday, "Silvesterchlausen" will take place on the preceding Saturday), with special celebration in a few towns in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a long-time tradition. (Xinhua/Michele Limina)

A participant attends a procession to offer best wishes for the New Year at an Alpine village in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2019. Silvesterchlausen is commemorated twice, once on Dec. 31 according to the Gregorian calendar and again on Jan. 13 according to the Julian calendar (when the date falls on a Sunday, "Silvesterchlausen" will take place on the preceding Saturday), with special celebration in a few towns in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a long-time tradition. (Xinhua/Michele Limina)

People participate in a procession to offer their best wishes for the New Year at an Alpine village in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2019. Silvesterchlausen is commemorated twice, once on Dec. 31 according to the Gregorian calendar and again on Jan. 13 according to the Julian calendar (when the date falls on a Sunday, "Silvesterchlausen" will take place on the preceding Saturday), with special celebration in a few towns in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a long-time tradition. (Xinhua/Michele Limina)

People participate in a procession to offer their best wishes for the New Year at an Alpine village in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2019. Silvesterchlausen is commemorated twice, once on Dec. 31 according to the Gregorian calendar and again on Jan. 13 according to the Julian calendar (when the date falls on a Sunday, "Silvesterchlausen" will take place on the preceding Saturday), with special celebration in a few towns in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a long-time tradition. (Xinhua/Michele Limina)

A participant attends a procession to offer best wishes for the New Year at an Alpine village in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2019. Silvesterchlausen is commemorated twice, once on Dec. 31 according to the Gregorian calendar and again on Jan. 13 according to the Julian calendar (when the date falls on a Sunday, "Silvesterchlausen" will take place on the preceding Saturday), with special celebration in a few towns in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a long-time tradition. (Xinhua/Michele Limina)

People participate in a procession to offer their best wishes for the New Year at an Alpine village in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2019. Silvesterchlausen is commemorated twice, once on Dec. 31 according to the Gregorian calendar and again on Jan. 13 according to the Julian calendar (when the date falls on a Sunday, "Silvesterchlausen" will take place on the preceding Saturday), with special celebration in a few towns in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a long-time tradition. (Xinhua/Michele Limina)

People participate in a procession to offer their best wishes for the New Year at an Alpine village in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2019. Silvesterchlausen is commemorated twice, once on Dec. 31 according to the Gregorian calendar and again on Jan. 13 according to the Julian calendar (when the date falls on a Sunday, "Silvesterchlausen" will take place on the preceding Saturday), with special celebration in a few towns in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a long-time tradition. (Xinhua/Michele Limina)

People participate in a procession to offer their best wishes for the New Year at an Alpine village in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2019. Silvesterchlausen is commemorated twice, once on Dec. 31 according to the Gregorian calendar and again on Jan. 13 according to the Julian calendar (when the date falls on a Sunday, "Silvesterchlausen" will take place on the preceding Saturday), with special celebration in a few towns in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden with a long-time tradition. (Xinhua/Michele Limina)

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