This holiday on July 22nd may open your eyes a bit. It sorrounds around the legend from the town of Hamelin Low Saxony Germany during the middle ages. Its the story where the town was covered in rats and the Pied Piper of Hamelin came to town to help. The piper was a rat-catcher and was hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. The rats left and the town refused to pay the piper so he retaliated. He played the pipe and the magic pipe led the children away from the city.
This folk store has been shared in writings from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning. There were other stories shared by different authors as well. Like many stores passed by word of mouth there have been many contradictory theories about the story. Was the town struck by plague, was the pied piper real??