A father and son head to an early morning parade for a Carnival type festival celebrated every five years in spring when light wins over darkness in the mountains. Ancient Pagan traditions and festivals such as Schleicherlaufen are held in the Tyrol where the Savages wear grotesque masks and costumes of moss, representing winter. Men go into the woods nearby Telfs and collect lichen while wives and mothers sew it onto clothing creating "wild ones" for the festival.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Alps_National Geographic magazine 2/2006