Living traditions

Culture & Traditions in Puch bei Salzburg

In Puch, traditions are alive and well! Numerous cultural events and folk customs fill the annual calendar in Salzburger Land. Get to know the region and its people better, read about local traditions and stories from the history of Puch and the surrounding area, here in our Puch Magazine!

Corpus Christi: We celebrate Prangertag!
Corpus Christi: We celebrate Prangertag!
by Barbara / 03. Juni 2021 / Event / Tradition

10 days after Whitsuntide, Austria traditionally celebrates Corpus Christi! In our Puch Magazine, you can read more about events associated with “Prangertag” in Puch & St. Jakob am Thurn!

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Thanksgiving in Salzburg
Thanksgiving in Salzburg
by Barbara / 23. September 2021 / Event / Tradition
Autumn is harvest time and we say THANK YOU! We celebrate the thanksgiving festival every year at the end of September at the pilgrimage church in St. Jakob am Thurn and at the beginning of October at the parish church of Puch.
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Tie & decorate the Advent wreath
Tie & decorate the Advent wreath
by Barbara / 18. November 2021 / Nature / Tradition
Do you tie the Advent wreath yourself, or do you buy the wreath (half) finished? No matter which variant you prefer - here you can get the right tip for making an Advent wreath and buying it in Puch near Salzburg!
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Mask carver: visiting Rettei masks
Mask carver: visiting Rettei masks
by Barbara / 02. Dezember 2021 / People / Tradition
Andreas Rettenbacher is a passionate mask carver. I visited him in his workshop in Puch, took a lot of photos of his masks for you and learned a lot about Krampus and Perchten usage in Salzburg.
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Smoking in Advent with recipe ideas
Smoking in Advent with recipe ideas
by Silja / 16. Dezember 2021 / Nature / Tradition
There is a lot of smoking around Christmas time and around the turn of the year. The old tradition, which never completely disappeared in our region and has always been cultivated, is now enjoying increasing popularity again among many. Silja Parke tells about the customs in Advent, smoking in the dark nights and gives tips on smoking. She has also put together a few recipe ideas for you to try out yourself at home as inspiration.
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Easter: The Pucher Palmesel & Holy Week
Easter: The Pucher Palmesel & Holy Week
by Barbara / 07. April 2022 / Event / Tradition
Read on and find out which Easter traditions await you here in Puch during Holy Week and what special story is hidden behind the Pucher Palmesel!
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125 years Musikkapelle Puch
125 years Musikkapelle Puch
by Barbara / 14. Juli 2022 / Event / People / Tradition
The anniversary concert of our Musikkapelle Puch was a great success! Read on and find out everything about the festive weekend and the great chronicle of the 125th anniversary.
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Jakobikirtag and the rifleman
Jakobikirtag and the rifleman's dance
by Barbara / 28. Juli 2022 / Event / Tradition
The Jakobischützen zu St. Jakob am Thurn invite annually on the last Sunday in July to the traditional Jakobikirtag with festive mass, procession, early pint in the festival tent and historical Schützenentanz. Read on and learn more about the festival in Puch!
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2 Master Crib Builders & Their Craft
2 Master Crib Builders & Their Craft
by Barbara / 17. November 2022 / People / Tradition
Agnes and Toni Höllbacher are Salzburg's master cot builders and will be showing their work at the cot exhibition in the Lorettokapelle in St. Jakob am Thurn. Read more about their cot building in Salzburg and get tips & tricks you can follow!
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Pucher Advent Calendar 2022 with raffle
Pucher Advent Calendar 2022 with raffle
by Christian / 27. November 2022 / Tradition
Get the Advent tips from Puch near Salzburg and participate in the raffle of the PUCHER ADVENT CALENDAR from 1 Advent Sunday to Stefanie! Great prizes from Puch near Salzburg await you!
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Experience Salzburg culture

Want to learn more about traditions in Puch? Then take a look at "Culture & History" or "Festivals & Customs" to see what Puch and nearby communities have to offer in the way of culture. Upcoming events can be found in the events calendar or on Instagram under @visitpuch!