Sunday, June 24, 2012

I Love a Parade!




Last Sunday afternoon, the downtown was alive with the colours and sounds of an annual parade celebrating the variety of cultures in this area. I'd already visited the Peony Festival on Saturday so was free to find a shady spot and watch this procession.


video

Here's a 20 second taste of the event.


The summer season is getting into full swing and I'm determined to enjoy local festivities!
How about you?

I'm linking with Mary at Little Red House for "Mosaic Monday". Drop by to see her and you'll find a wide range of collages.

26 comments:

  1. Looks like a very fun and colorful parade. Can't think of a nice way to spend a day, love parades!

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  2. Yes, you and I were thinking alike! What splendid colors and happy faces!

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  3. I love the bright colors of the costumes! And yes...we love our local events! We go to as many as we can find! Florida is great for festivals and craft fairs.

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  4. The hometown where I grew up just held their annual festival, Strawberry Days. I missed the parade, but made it to the rodeo with two of my daughters and grandchildren. And of course I had a sweet bowl of their strawberries. Your parade looks like it was a wonderful celebration. What a fun mosaic!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  5. Such beautiful and colourful costumes in the parade. Valerie

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  6. Hi Karen
    Looks like a fun time at the parade. We had a family day at the YMCA yesterday with lots of activities for youngsters. I was at our garden club booth, hoping to get new members.
    Judith

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  7. Sounds like you had a great time, and lovely sunny weather.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  8. Local activities seem to be on many minds today! I noticed the Canadian flag in the parade, too! Lots of colour and fun going on.

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  9. What a great celebration of cultures in your town. Lots of bright colors and costumes. What a fun way to spend a summer day.

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  10. It's so nice to see people celebrate their co-existence! Have a good week!

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  11. Beautiful collages you show. Wishing you a good week. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  12. Hello Karen Such lovely colourful pictures of the Parade, and I love your collages. And a Peony Festival? I know I would love that too!!
    Have a wodnerful week.
    Helen x

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  13. I haven't been to a parade in YEARS. The last one was when our daughter was in the marching band. This looks like a beautiful parade and a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing the photos!

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  14. What a fun parade. Everyone is dressed so colorfully. Woohoo for Summer. Im sure the peonies were nice tool.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  15. Hi, I'm new to your blog and found it by accident while searching through other blogs. I'm quite new to the blogging world.
    Your parade reminds me of living in Wells in Somerset England and the may day parade they have there. What lovely memories.
    I look forward to coming back to say hi from time to time.

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  16. I love the Festival of Cultures in the city. All the changes to sample the different foods and see their style of dress is most fun. Haven't been to one for a few years but hope maybe our own town may have one one day as we are becoming very diversified. Great post.
    QMM

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  17. I don't know what it is but there is nothing quite are fun and festive as a parade. This multi cultural parade looks for colorful and fun! Loved the little video too!

    Lynn

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  18. So much fun! There was a parade/carnival happening in downtown Vancouver.. one was to celebrate Latin american music and food. We couldn't enjoy much though as we were headed somewhere else.

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  19. It looks like it was a fun event and you got some wonderful images~

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  20. Love your colourful post, Karen! Parade looks great! Sadly, we don`t have such events here in Moscow :o( Nobody(I mean Russians in Moscow) can dance a tradishional dances(only a professional dancer could) and don`t have a costumes. It`s so sad. Thank you for sharing, you bright my day :o)
    Have a lovely week, dear friend
    love
    Natasha

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  21. Hi,Karen.
    Looks like a fun parade! I like to see those cheerful people in colorful costumes. You took that video?
    RedRose

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  22. It looks like a wonderful parade. Lots of fun! New Follower.

    Jody

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  23. Such beautiful pictures and color! I do love a parade! Hugs, Lynn

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  24. All those bright beautiful costumes sure make for some pretty pictures.. Looks like lots of fun.. hugs, Cherry

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  25. Karen, I absolutely agree that to really appreciate summer you can't just sit in a lawn chair, rather you have to get out there and participate in local events. This Saturday is our first visit to the local Farmer's Market. I can't wait! There should be fresh local strawberries this week. Have a great long weekend!

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