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Deutsch: Das Kufenstechen ist ein Kärntner Reiterbrauch, der in den Untergailtaler Orten von den Burschenschaften an ihrem jährlichen Kirchtag durchgeführt wird. Das bekannteste Kufenstechen findet am Pfingstmontag in Feistritz an der Gail statt. Unverheiratete Burschen des Dorfes reiten in ihrer Gailtaler Männertracht mit der Eisenkeule in der Hand auf ungesattelten Norikerpferden in schnellem Ritt heran und stechen auf die bereitgestellte Kufe. Wenn das Holzfass zersplittert ist, nimmt der Sieger den Kranz entgegen, führt die ledigen Dorfmädchen in ihrer farbenprächtigen und kostbaren Gailtaler Tracht zur Dorflinde und eröffnet dort den Lindentanz. Das Kufenstechen ist Teil des ganztägigen Kirchtags mit Gottesdienst, dem Essen der Kirchtagssuppe, dem Kufenstechen, dem Lindentanz und dem anschließenden Dorffest, bei dem von manchen Einwohnern noch die Gailtaler Tracht getragen wird. Das Wappen von Feistritz an der Gail zeigt die beim Kufenstechen verwendete Eisenkeule und die auf dem Pfahl aufgesetzte Kufe.
English: The “Kufenstechen” is an event that takes place in Feistritz an der Gail in Carinthia, Republic of Austria during the annual Kermesse on Whit Monday. The task of young unmarried men, riding on bareback Noriker horses, is to smash a wooden barrel with an iron club. The men have to ride past several times before the barrel is destroyed. Finally, when it is broken, the winner receives a wreath of flowers which he puts on his wrist. Directly afterwards the traditional dance under the lime tree can begin. The winner of the „Kufenstechen“ begins the dance and the other unmarried couples, wearing the traditional Gailtaler folk costumes, join them. The dance is accompanied by very old traditional songs.
Français : Le « Kufenstechen » est un évènement qui se déroule à Feistritz an der Gail, en Carinthie (Autriche) durant la kermesse annuelle du lundi de pentecôte. Les jeunes hommes célibataire doivent briser un baril de bois avec une barre de fer en chevauchant à cru un cheval de race Noriker. Chaque concurrent doit passer plusieurs fois avant que le baril ne soit détruit. Celui qui arrive enfin à le briser recoit un bouquet de fleurs qu'il met à son poignet. Ensuite à lieu la danse traditionnelle sous un tilleul. Le vainqueur du « Kufenstechen » ouvre la danse suivi des autres couples non mariés, habillés en costume folkloriques. La dance s'accompagne de chansons anciennes
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current22:41, 16 February 2013Thumbnail for version as of 22:41, 16 February 20131,415 × 2,220 (2.34 MB)AjaxSmack (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 00:09, 17 May 2010—Don't crop the original; create a derivative
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