The Manchester Day Parade
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June 20th, 2010 – by: sarahelaine
Amongst the various things it turns out that Manchester is proud of were:
- goth belly dancers.
- its proud, multicultural heritage - there were Chinese Dragons, African and Asian Dancing, a Rastafarian puppet with giant "ZION" earrings, and more samba than you could shake a tambourine at
- it's council's record on recycling(!)
- Darth Vader. And I have no idea why
- I also have no idea why we are proud of seagulls, whales, and jelly fish - we're fifty miles inland, and I don't think whales can use the ship canal. But we are, and that's what counts
- unicorns, pegasus, and various dragons. I assume that this references our creativity, unless the middle ages were a lot more interesting than I thought. Ditto giant cool tigers.
- our Fire Brigade, Hospitals, and Police, and their assorted bands. And rightly so.
- various sports and clubs with children in. Well done kids, it must have been roasting and you were all ace.
- Bees, a traditional symbol of thrift and industry.
- the Princess Royal Trust for carers, and goodness knows that's a good cause
- the parade was closely followed by a streetsweeping truck, and I think we can be proud of that too!
Oh, and apparently we are well known for some sort of football thing?
The level of creativity in the parade was really astonishing, and I had a great time. I'll probably go next year if it's on.
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