Heiligenblut Sternsingen

Heiligenblut Sternsingen has its roots in the 16th century, it is a regional type of the star singing. In the night of 5 to 6 January pull adult villagers of the Austrian village of Heiligenblut am Grossglockner in small groups called Rotten, from house to house to carry forward the twelve strophe, traditional carol singers song. They tell of the birth of Christ - and the local cohesion. Since no house is omitted, it will take until the morning hours - all local employers provide their employees therefore free to Sternsingen. The donations are distributed to needy villagers.
In 2010, Heiligenblut Sternsingen was included in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Austria.

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