Monday, February 23, 2009
Happy Mardi Gras Day! Everybody loves a parade!
A perfect setting for community.
From 1903 thru 1954 a parade called a Mardi Gras celebrated the end of the summer season on Coney Island.
Now the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer, is celebrated at the Mermaid Parade. It is the largest art parade in the United States.
Here are other kinds of parades:
Carnival in Brazil
Chinese New Year
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
New Orleans Mardi Gras
New York’s Village Halloween Parade
New York City’s mayor loves MERMAIDS ON PARADE, he sent Melanie a note. Click on image to enlargen.
More books about parades
”Pippa At the Parade”
Image: detail from MERMAIDS ON PARADE published GP Putnam’s Sons