The annual rag procession in Ebensee is a carnival procession on Shrove Monday in and around Ebensee, whose exact beginning has not yet been identified. The participants, the so-called rags, dress up in old womens clothes with rags sewed onto them. In addition, they wear a "rag hat" as well as an elaborately carved wooden mask.
Traditionally, the procession gathers at a local inn in Kohlstatt and continues marching until the town hall of Ebensee. This is where Austadeln, the real climax of the event occurs: With altered voices, the rags give their fellow citizens a piece of their mind with the goal of not being recognised by the audience. This hustle and bustle is accompanied by the so-called rag march, the Papapluie-March.