Bavarians take every opportunity to show off their heritage, wear traditional attire and to thoroughly enjoy their community celebrations. My husband, young son and I loved Munich, Germany's Oktoberfest parade so much that we drove to Hundham, a small village 50 Kilometers south of Munich, Germany to see their parade honoring St. Leonhard, one of Europe's most famous Saints. Numerous St. Leonhard parades take place throughout Bavaria in late October and early November each year. The decorated horses, floats, Dirndls and Lederhosen, were among the best we had seen after living in Munich for 2 years. The parade looped through the small village several times and each time the participants beamed with pride. We were the only tourists in this village of cross-timbered houses and beautiful onion-domed church. Nevertheless, the villagers accepted us graciously and we joined them right after the parade in eating pretzels and sausages.
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