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JDP8981215-0445s

Netherlands, Ootmarsum. Farmer blowing the midwinter horn in a doorway of an old farm at open-air museum 'Los Hoes in Ootmarsum, in the region of Twente'. According to an ancient Germanic custom, the sound protects against evil spirits. The Midwinterhorn can only be played between Advent (four weeks before Christmas) and Epiphany (January 6th).

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Twente & Midwinterhoorn
Netherlands, Ootmarsum. Farmer blowing the midwinter horn in a doorway of an old farm at open-air museum 'Los Hoes in Ootmarsum, in the region of Twente'. According to an ancient Germanic custom, the sound protects against evil spirits. The Midwinterhorn can only be played between Advent (four weeks before Christmas) and Epiphany (January 6th).