Salzburg conquers the hearts of travelers by its unusual national celebrations. January is the time for the holiday known as "Perchten Procession" - a solemn procession. Absolutely everyone can participate in it. All you need to do is to find a special holiday suit, the main attribute of which is an unusual headdress. High cylinder (the height of which can reach two meters), animal skins and colorful masks – during the days of celebration you can see thousands of people wearing such unusual clothes and walking cheerfully on the main streets of the city.
Local people are distinguished by friendly and responsive character. They are always ready to talk to visitors and help them with advices. Only older generation of Salzburg inhabitants can be quite apprehensive to tourists, but they will certainly feel great sympathy towards tourists after they hear a couple of sentences in their native language. People here have great respect for the traditions of the past, so there’s no wonder why crafts and antique festivals are still very popular here.
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