Buy Shit Saturday
One of my favorite things about traveling is stumbling across local holidays and observances that you’d never hear about outside of that area. Chicago has Sweetest Day and it seems that Vienna has Buy Shit Saturday. I accidentally walked into this without even knowing about it this morning, but apparently this is a time honored tradition where this major shopping street is blocked off and every single person in Vienna is required to walk around from shop to shop, form crazy huge unorganized queues, and of course buy shit. I’m also under the impression this is some kind of local secret because all the Vienna locals I know who I asked about it denied it’s existence. Of course the photos I took don’t lie, see for yourself.