Sundays In My City: Spring Parade

Unknown Mami

Every year, my pueblito hosts El Desfile de la Primavera to welcome Spring.  It's mostly a parade for the younger kiddies, who love to dress up in Spring-themed costumes.  The best costumes win a cash prize.

This was one of the rare parades that my kiddies did not participate in.  Jack was asked to be a chambelan to one of the young Reynas de Primavera (Spring Queens), but he kindly declined, declaring that he has already participated in too many parades.














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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! The parade looks like so much fun and the costumes are great! Enjoyed ur post!

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  2. I've never been in a parade, so I can't imagine having been in too many LOL What great photos and floats. I love them. Thank you!

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  3. How adorable! I love the costumes. very intricate. Thanks for a lovely post!

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  4. Tramatizing kids at such and early age..... Just kidding, nice spring colors, great way to welcome primavera!

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  5. That parade looks like so much fun. What a way to welcome spring!

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  6. Is it just me? Dressing children up as mini-adults always strikes me as just a bit creepy. Maybe it is the princess syndrome. I'm not sure. I certainly have no problem with children dressed as revolutionaries on revolution Day. Hmmm. That may say more about me than the kids. There may be the grist for a post in there somewhere.

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  7. Whoa! That looks fun. As a child, I recall that a neighboring town had a Mardi Gras parade. The entire parade's cast was children. My mom loved to take us as children to watch. I was ineligible to particpate because we lived a few miles away!

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  8. Leslie, these photos are so precious, they bring a tear to my eye! The sweetness of children is just something so special. These fun events are times that they will remember for many years to come.

    By the way, my husband has been checking out your recipe page and salivating over the different dishes that you have made, all while dropping me subtle hints that I should take a stab at making some of delicacies you have posted on your site. Thanks, I think! ;) Hee hee!

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  9. Leslie, these photos are so precious, they bring a tear to my eye! The sweetness of children is just something so special. These fun events are times that they will remember for many years to come.

    By the way, my husband has been checking out your recipe page and salivating over the different dishes that you have made, all while dropping me subtle hints that I should take a stab at making some of delicacies you have posted on your site. Thanks, I think! ;) Hee hee!

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  10. I love the Spring parades here. The children enjoy them too. Sometimes they have the parents decorate their children's tricycles with flowers, balloons, etc and have a parade. It's a lot of fun!

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  11. It is more than a little disturbing at times. This parade is pretty tame. It's the dance recitals at the schools that get me. Little girls dressed up like mini-adults AND dancing provocatively to "modern" music. (Shudder!) I much prefer folkloric dance, even if it is the same dance year after year. :)

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  12. Well, if you're ever in the neighborhood, I'm sure we can get you into one of the parades! ;)

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  13. The kiddies do the same thing here, but mostly for the Dia del Niño parade. All of these parades are so much fun. I wish I could have been in so many parades when I was little. :)

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  14. I can hear the protective mother coming out. Islagringo and I were discussing recently that Mexicans mothers seem to teach their young daughters how to be attractive at a very, very young age.

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  15. Don't get me started! :) Hubby and I are in complete agreement with you and Islagringo. It's like some people want their kids to grow up too fast. Hope had barely graduated 6th grade and already her classmates were wearing more make-up than Tammy Faye and dressing like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears. And what's really scary is that there are people who don't understand why we don't want Hope dress the same way!!!

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  16. I think my favorite are the trees.

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  17. So cute, so this year at church we were told to dress up the girls on sunday. All we have are princess stuff so we dressed Alana as Ariel and Joslin as Tinkerbell. Then I saw that all the kids were dressed as bugs and animals and I realized it was for spring. lol There was at least one other princess though. For sure I plan to have animal costumes for next year.

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