An old tradition which is celebrated on 6th. January – the “Dreikönigsweihe” - when the Three Wise Men come to bless your home.
The whole family walks through the rooms of the house, praying and sprinkling holy water on their way, and incense, the dried resin from the so-called Incense Tree, is lit in the hope of keeping harmful spirits and danger away from the family and their home. Farmers’ fields and meadows are also blessed and the sign of the “Kini”, the Three Wise Men who are locally referred to as the “Three Kings”, is chalked on the door lintel together with the year and the letters CMB standing for Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, as in 20 CMB 13, for example.
At the end of the ceremony, everyone present recites the Rosary or “Rosenkranz” prayer together.