There were lots of people and many, many children lining the streets. School is out, so today is a day to dress up and catch the hard candy tossed to the crowd by the parade goers. New Orleans has beads - here it's candy.
Kids and adults dress up. The stores have had costumes stocked since mid January. But NO dirndls or lederhosen - those are not costumes and they're not for Fasching!
|A little ladybug|
|Adults dress up too|
The parade consisted of musical groups:
|Loud in both costume and sound!|
|Many little, identical snow princesses|
|Men in fancy hats with lots of medals and buttons|
|Princess and the Kaiser...my guess anyway|
|Scary raven king|
|These are Tuttlinger Stadthexen witches. Apparently the town of Tuttlingen had quite a lot of witch trials back in the day.|
|A male witch|
|An "autumn" witch?|
|Blond braids on these witches|
|An Eskimo witch? That's a fish in his mouth, not a cigar.|
One last picture. There were also trucks from local breweries and restaurants from which people tossed out candy. But this one was the best:
|A big pig!|
I hope you enjoyed the parade!
I'll get back to sewing and knitting stuff with a post tomorrow (hopefully) I have one finished sewing project and some in-work knitting projects to share.