Nassereith Schellerlaufen, Fasnacht Celebration
Nassereith, in the Tyrolean uplands is one of the few places in Tyrol in which the traditional old Fasnacht carnival customs are still kept alive today. The village follows a centuries-old, almost mystical tradition every three years: the Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, one of the most flamboyant Fasnacht celebration in the entire Austrian Alpine region. The focus of the Schellerlaufen is the triumph of spring over winter, which is embodied in the figures of the Bear and Bear Beaters. Tyrolean Fasnacht carnival: Nassereith Schellerlaufen pageant, features a blaze of colors and its unique expressive wooden masks made by local artists. Colors are reflected in the handcrafted and elaborately embroidered silk garments and costumes of the beautiful trains consisting of a ringer, jumper, sweeper, sprayer, sacker, smacker and a bucket maid (Scheller, Roller, Kehrer, Spritzer, Sackner, Schnöller and Kübelemaje). Photography by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James McDaniel Photography images, but use of all or any part of James McDaniel Photography images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.