The Boeoegg explodes.
14 April 2011
The Boeoegg Explodes Atop Zurich Bonfire
Zurich Switzerland - The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, explodes atop a bonfire in the Sechselaeuten square in Zurich 11 Apr 2011.
As the bells of St. Peter's church chime six o'clock, the bonfire below the Boeoegg is set alight.
Mounted guildsmen gallop around the pyre to the tune of the Sechselaeuten March.
The faster the head of the Boeoegg, the symbol of winter, catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be.
Guildsmen gallop around the pyre.