Carol singers as custom that still subsists at Samerberg
Girls and boys are actively engaged in their free time as carol singers, collecting donations for suffering people in developing countries. With chalk they write the letters C M B on the front door of each house to bless the entryway. It stands for Christus Mansionem Benedicat, the Latin words meaning, may Christ bless this home. Every year around Epiphany the catholic church does this campaign: groups of children dress up as the Three Magi and their entourage. They are then blessed at church and sent out to visit houses, sing their songs, bring the blessing to the houses, and collect donations for charity.