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Bochum, Germany - 28th April 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Hey guys, hey mum!!

I've been in the city center of Bochum today. There was a festival called "Maiabend Fest" (May evening festival). It is an old traditional festival which is several hundreds of years old. The background of this festival is that back then - a few hundred years ago - young people cut down a tree in a district in Bochum called "Harpen" and carried it to the city center. Since this time, this procedure is beeing held every year.
There is a parade every year where the Maischützen (there's no english word for it) walk from Harpen to the city center, drinking lots of alcohol and making music.
In the city center itself is a big festival with many beer stalls, food stands, a medieval market and a stage with live music. It's quite nice :)

Here you can see some guys who are a part of the parade:

Alright, what do we need on a festival? Right, some police which keeps and eye on everything. Here you can see me and the others on a police car :) The "STOP" is mirror-inverted due to the fact that the car drivers can read it when they look in their rearview mirror when the police is behind them. The policeman turned it on especially for us TV's!! Nice guy. :)

I don't have more pictures of this festival, I'm very sorry!! But maybe you've been there as well, Mum?!

Well, today was also the day of the leaving of Tucker and Lexie. Tucker will go to Remscheid and Lexie will go to Australia. They are both very excited to start their first adventures.

Okay, that's it for today. Hope you have a nice weekend!!
Read you next time,

* Posted Apr 29, 2012, 1:02 pm [Quote] Go to the top of the page


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