Who knew turnips could be so beautiful?

In November, we attended a festival called the Räbechilbi, which is a traditional fall festival in Switzerland. People carve turnips (Rübe) similar to how we carve pumpkins, (more scratching the skin away instead of cutting out openings). There was a procession of children carrying the Rübe as well as large parade of floats constructed with the illuminated Rübe lanterns. The town turned off all of the street lights and between the candle lit Rübe and the food and wine, it was a fun and magical evening.

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