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Glockerlauf (Austria)

A beautiful Austrian tradition takes place on January 5 and is known as Glockerlauf. People walk through the streets with big handmade and illuminated Glockerkappen carried on their shoulders. They are dressed in white and have bells on their belts. They often perform dances as well. Traditionally the event have many purposes: to wake the seeds in the soil and to bring back the light and keep away evil spirits. Whatever the reason, it’s a beautiful sight to behold.