Its the time of the year, where we gather together with our family and enjoy the holidays, the presents and the fantastic dishes.
But, there is another side of christmas.
And so, since 3 years, a small group of east austrian bikers gather together on the last days before christmas, disguise there bikes as trees, slaighs, rendeers. Preps them up with presents, collect money, and then do a rally from all side to downtown, clad in red and white clothes.
And from there, in a big group and with police escort, they all drive to the St. Anna Childrens hospital.
There they are welcomed by the staff, as the children (most of them with cancer, or leukemia) are not allowed to get in direct contact with them, and are only allowed to observe the festiv spectacle in their yard, through the windows.
The presents will be dropped under the christmas tree for their later evening session. And the cheerful party will celebrate with hot punch (naturally without alcohol!), sing some christmas carolls (not their best part 😉 ) and then they all drive back to their first gathering point.
On the way there and back they bring cheer to most of the onlookers along the streets. They will throw some candy into children groups along the streets, and this having a small warm glow inside.
And thats the reason why, it will be done over again, next year, for sure. 🙂
A marvelous movie, with the best moments, from Khosro Kashanipour VP, who did also join the parade.