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Straô Noordwelle

What is Straô

Straô is an annual event on a number of Saturdays in the late winter and spring, where the feet of the horses in the sea 'washed'. The villages on the west side of Schouwen-Duiveland have their own straô celebration.

 

An annual village festival where the feet of the horses are "washed" in the sea. The villages on the west side of Schouwen-Duiveland all have their own "Straô viering". Eight weeks before Easter.

 

Between the fifty and one hundred heavy Zealand horses are driven into the sea on a number of consecutive Saturdays. The riders in traditional outfit. The horses are decorated and decorated with wreaths of flowers. The heavy hooves raise the water high, the sand thrusts in all directions as the colossus shake in the direction of water. What is called impressive?

 

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Taken on February 23, 2019