The Fasching Street Party aka Mad Munich.
Although no where near as big as other Carnivale parties, Munich really impressed us with its "Fasching" celebrations this year. Last weekend there was a parade down the street from our flat that kicked off the parties & they have continued for 10 days, ending tonight. Most businesses & offices were closed by 2pm today for one last sinful day before Lent, and everyone was out in the street ready to party.
Sophia's school had a party this morning (capped off by the fire alarm being pulled at noon in order to get the last stragglers out of the building), and then we headed downtown to people watch. Lots & lots of people in very interesting outfits (most of which were variations on the Priest/monk/nun/doctor adult themes) and then some clean family fun thrown in amoung the beer & wine stands. The whole of the pedestrian zone was the beer garden, music & noise from everywhere, and kids throwing tons of confetti & streamers. Sophia had a blast - in her Snow White costume she fit right in - and loved chasing her streamers.