the large ratchet

The instrument, as smaller ratchets and knockers, is made ​​of wood. Used during carolling, in Lent and Easter.
The large ratchet, small ratchets and knockers were used for making noise by a group of carol singers who wanted to attract attention. These instruments were and are sometimes also used in churches up to now.

the large ratchet

On Good Friday, when bells stopped ringing, altar boys just using these wooden items proclaiming successive stages of church services. Big ratchets and knockers, which make much noise are used in many parishes during Easter procession, among other noisy objects and actions to emphasize the joy associated with the Resurrection.

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