Intangible cultural heritage since 2015
Visitors from abroad often marvel at the strange codes written in chalk over the front-doors of the houses. When we explain the the tradition of carolling at Epiphany to them, they are usually intrigued and amazed that children and adolescents are ready to dress as the Three Magi and go from door to door collecting donations for children in need and singing carols and reciting poems. This tradition is still active in our area and the boys and girls are welcome everywhere.
By the way: Many people think the code “C+M+B” stands for the names of the Three Magi (Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar). In fact it is an abbreviation for „Christus mansionem benedicat – May Christ bless this house“.