We decided to take part in the activities of the German Maibaumfest (May 1st). It is like our Labor Day and everyone has the day off. We walked to Goggingen (about 4 miles (one way) from where we were staying – are you impressed?) to see the parade and see the May Tree. All of the cities erect a May Tree on the evening before, and everyone stays all night to guard it from other towns (really to have a chance to eat and drink beer). Following the parade, the drummer walked up to us and asked to hold the drum because he was very warm. The last picture is the town eating and drinking more beer following the parade.
May 1st, 2013 – Goggingen, Bavaria, Germany