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Samson

Emblem of Lungau


Gigantic heroic figures of the 16th century

The Samson figure has been historically documented in the Lungau since 1635 and symbolizes an Old Testament figure with superhuman strength, a strength seated in this long hair. He represents the battle against the Philistines, having killed 1,000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass at Lehi. Most of the Samson figures carry such a jawbone as a symbol of strength. Many myths, legends and assumptions are interwoven with this giant figure from Salzburg's Lungau.

 

Samson is as much as 6.5 m tall and weighs around 85 kg. In the inner Alpine region, there are twelve of these figures, with ten Samsons in the Lungau (Mariapfarr, Mauterndorf, Muhr, Ramingstein, St. Andrä, St. Margarethen, St. Michael, Tamsweg, Unternberg and Wölting) and two in neighboring Styria (Krakaudorf und Murau).

 

This heroic biblical figure is the emblem of the Lungau. Which explains why he is so often on display at a variety of local festivities. He is born on the shoulders of a young bachelor, who is able to skillfully balance the weight of this giant figure by means of a frame built on the inside of the hollow body. Already 2010 the "Samsontragen" (carrying of the Samson figure) was entered into the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Austria.


Samson Parades 2018

This year, Samson parades and dances will be held on several special dates during Lungau's "Summer in the Hills" season and during Harvest Festival. It truly is an imposing sight as Samson, accompanied by the village band, is moved with dignity through the village streets, venturing a short dance every now and then, with the two dwarves swirling around him.

 

DateTimeVillageEvent / Location
May   
30.05.20187 pmTamswegmarket area
31.05.201811 amMauterndorfmarketplace
31.05.20182 pmSt. MichaelCorpus Christi
31.05.20182 pmSt. Margarethenmarket area
June   
02.06.20187 pmTamswegmarket area
03.06.20182 pmSt. Andrädistrict Lintsching
10.06.2018

9 am

St. MichaelChorfestival Feuer & Stimme
10.06.20182 pmMariapfarrmarket area
29.06.20182 pmMuhrPrangstangen
July   
01.07.20188 amRamingstein/KendlbruckPrangtag
07.07.20184 pmSt. AndräFire Department "Kuppelcup"
21.07.20187 pmTamswegmarket area with large austrian "Zapfenstreich"
22.07.201811 amSt. Margarethenmarket area
22.07.20181.30 pmMauterndorfdeparture below the castle
22.07.20182 pmTamswegmarket area
August   
02.08.20187.30 pmMauterndorfSamsontanz
05.08.20181 pmTamswegmarket area
05.08.20182 pmMuhrfire station
12.08.201810 amSt. MichaelSummer festival of the fire brigade St. Michael
15.08.201810.30 amSt. MichaelKatschberghöhe
15.08.20182 pmMariapfarrHoher Festtag
15.08.20186.30 pmMauterndorfdeparture below the castle
September   
07.09.20186.30 pmMauterndorfPlatzconcert Samsontanz
09.09.20181.30 pmTamswegWölting
09.09.20182.30 pmMauterndorfSamsontanz marketplace
16.09.201812 amUnternbergHarvest Festival
16.09.20181 pmSt. AndräHarvest Festival
23.09.20188 amRamingsteinThanksgiving
30.09.201810 amSt. MichaelThanksgiving & market festival
30.09.201812 amMuhrThanksgiving

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