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A parade is an organized procession of people along a street, often in costume, and often accompanied by floats or sometimes large lighter-than-air balloons with complex shapes. Parades are held for a wide range of reasons, but are usually celebrations of some kind. Download high resolution version (768x1024, 113 KB)http://pdphoto. ... Download high resolution version (768x1024, 113 KB)http://pdphoto. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... A float is a decorated platform, either built on a vehicle or towed behind one, which is a component of many festive parades, such as the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade. ... A celebration is a joyous observation on the occasion of a special event: - Personal Level birth, etc. ...


Protest demonstrations also sometimes take the form of a parade, but in such cases are usually referred to as a march instead. A man carries a sign at the September 24, 2005 anti-war protest, a demonstration in Washington, D.C. American Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963. ...


The parade float got its name because the first floats were decorated barges that were towed along canals with ropes held by parade marchers on the shore. Today, parade floats are traditionally pulled by motor vehicles or powered themselves. A float is a decorated platform, either built on a vehicle or towed behind one, which is a component of many festive parades, such as the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade. ... Self propelled barge carrying bulk crushed stone A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. ...


Since the advent of technology, it is possible for aircraft and boats to parade. A flypast is an aerial parade of anything from one to dozens of aircraft, both in commercial context at airshows and also to mark, e.g., national days or significant anniversaries. They are particularly common in the United Kingdom, where they are often associated with Royal occasions. Similarly, for ships, there may be a sail-past of, e.g., tall ships, as was seen during Trafalgar 200 - or other sailing vessels as during the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of World War II. The Red Arrows and Concorde conclude a special flypast over Buckingham Palace on 4 June, 2002 celebrating the Queens Golden Jubilee. ... The Utterly Butterly wing_walking display team flying Boeing Stearman PT_17 biplanes An airshow is an event at which aviators display their flying skills, normally to the public, but occasionally to invited guests, or employees and their families only. ... The USCGC Eagle. ... The mayor of Penzance taking part in the re-enactment of the announcement of the death of Nelson from the Union Hotel. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000,000 Total dead: 50,000,000 Military dead: 8,000,000 Civilian dead: 4,000,000 Total dead 12,000,000 World War II (abbreviated WWII), or the Second World War, was a worldwide conflict...

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Types of parades

A cavalcade is a ceremonial procession or parade, but usually of horses or vehicles, rather than people. ... The Red Arrows and Concorde conclude a special flypast over Buckingham Palace on 4 June, 2002 celebrating the Queens Golden Jubilee. ... A parade of horribles is both a literal parade and a rhetorical device. ... Baton twirlers perform in the 2002 Divers/Cité pride parade in downtown Montreal A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for gay liberation, gay rights, and gay pride. ... Santa Claus parades are parades held in some countries, but above all in North America, to celebrate the official opening of the Christmas season with the arrival of Santa Claus. ... A Technoparade (the word is German) is a parade of vehicles equipped with strong loudspeakers and amplifiers, along the streets of a municipality, which are closed down for this purpose. ... Ticker-tape parade in New York City in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts, August 1969 A ticker-tape parade is a parade event, held in a downtown urban setting, allowing the jettison of large amounts of shredded paper products from nearby office buildings onto the parade route, creating a... Victory Parade on Red Square, Moscow on June 24, 1945. ... A walking day is a type of church parade. ...

Parade examples

Macys Day Parade redirects here. ... The Main Street Electrical Parade is a regularly-scheduled parade, created by Bob Jani, that is most famous for its long run at Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort most summers between 1972-1975, 1977-1982, and 1984-1996. ... A group of comic mummers in the 2005 parade The Mummers Parade is held each New Years Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... // Volunteers costumed as a deck of playing cards shuffle up The Avenue of the Americas in New Yorks Village Halloween Parade, directed by artist and producer Jeanne Fleming. ... Approximately 1 million people attend the Notting Hill Carnival each year Carnival dancers on Ladbroke Grove. ... The annual Orlando Citrus Parade is a parade that celebrates the Holidays and 2 annual college football sport events. ... The Philippine Independence Day Parade is a celebration for the Filipino community in the Northeast United States, home to more than half a million Filipinos. ... Republic Day Parade refers to a military and cultural parade held in the Indian Capital of New Delhi on the Republic Day of India, on 26 January every year. ... The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is a parade and pride festival for the gay and lesbian community, held annually in Sydney, Australia. ... Eatons Santa Claus Parade, 1918, Toronto, Canada. ... A float from the 2004 Rose Parade A close up of roses used to create a rose bowl parade float. ... Samurai by Griffens CC, Burnham on Sea Carnival 2006 Front of Ghost Ship (Deliver Us) by Gremlins CC, Burnham on Sea Carnival 2006. ...

Observances marked by parades

Caribana is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held each summer in the city of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... The carnival is a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party, generally during the carnival season. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that marks the birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. ... It has been suggested that Statehood Day be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Labor Day (United States). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks, traditionally to God, for the things one has at the end of the harvest season. ...

See also

A beauty contest, or beauty pageant, is a competition between people, based largely, though not always entirely, on the beauty of their physical appearance. ... Former the 60s progressive rock band, Procession, see Procession, Sixties band Funeral Procession, illustrated in a manuscript of the Hours of the Virgin. ... Elizabeth II riding to Trooping the Colour for the last time in 1986 Trooping the Colour is a military pageant or ceremony performed by regiments of the Commonwealth and the British Army. ... In 1747, the Lord Mayor went to the City of Westminster on a barge via the River Thames. ...

External links

  • Labor Day parade descriptions

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Parade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (201 words)
A parade is an organized procession of people along a street, often in costume, and often accompanied by floats or sometimes large lighter-than-air balloons with complex shapes.
Parades are held for a wide range of reasons, but are usually celebrations of some kind.
The parade float got its name because the first floats were decorated barges that were towed along canals with ropes held by parade marchers on the shore.
Gay pride parade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (657 words)
A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for gay rights and gay pride.
Large parades often involve floats, dancers, drag queens, and amplified music; but, even such celebratory parades usually include political and educational contingents, such as local politicians and marching groups from gay and queer institutions of various kinds.
Most argue that such parades are carnivals and that they should be taken as such rather than as representative of everyday life for someone who happens to be gay.
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