Europe and North America
The Glöcklerlauf celebrations take place every year on 5 January in the Salzkammergut region of Austria. During the Glöcklerlauf parade, men, women and children wear costumes with colourful illuminated caps and bells. The Glöckler move in groups from house to house and through the villages to protect the people, the landscape and all animals from demons and calamity. In return, they receive drinks, snacks and even money for their work and help. Teachers collaborated to integrate this living heritage in several school subjects across different grades: German language, physics, art, CAD modules in computer classes, and an extracurricular project.