Memminger Children's Festival
The children's festival with its over 440-year-old tradition goes back to the custom of the school walk in the spring. The three best boys and the three best girls were chosen as queens and kings. Today, all participating children from Memmingen’s primary and middle schools receive gifts. At the successful end of the school year, there are joint church services, followed by singing and dancing on the market square. In the afternoon, the children move in a fanciful procession to the playground on the stadium grounds. The " little rod" carried during the procession originated from the rods originally decorated with the royal insignia of sceptre and crown. It is in fact the symbol of the children's festival.