In the mountains of Austria, the town of Nassereith celebrates Carnaval once every four years. In the Schellerlaufen celebration, the sound of the crack of the whip brings on spring, and symbolizes the fight between the Bear and his trainer. The Bear stands for winter; when he finally lies down and rolls over, it means spring is coming. These traditional characters represent the old ways, such those of door-to-door salesmen who used to travel from village to village selling tools, kitchen items, and other sundries.