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Women slices head off goose to mark end of summer

National News // Nov. 12, 2019

For the first time since 1920 a woman has sliced the head off a goose with a sword blindfolded.

Pixabay Women slices head off goose to mark end of summer

It’s part of an ancient tradition to mark the end of summer in canton Lucerne.

On St Martin’s day, young people try to cut the head off an already slaughtered goose which is suspended from a wire. This year 92 men and 5 women had registered to try their luck.

The origins of the unique tradition are unclear. Winners get to keep the goose.

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