Chiang Mai Flower Festival Parade
To quote Clark Griswold*, “I love a parade.” (He was probably quoting someone else but it is always his voice in my head when I think that thought.) And so, after about 4 hours of sleep, I woke up on a Saturday morning [Feburary 7th] to go see the Chiang Mai Flower Festival Parade.
The parade reached me, standing in the road with hundreds of others, about thirty minutes after it was scheduled to begin. We were in a four lane road, creating new lines of traffic with our bodies. As a side note to that, I am constantly amused by the rows of people who must walk with each float to stop the watchers from getting run over by said floats as they swoop in for a better photo.
With no fatalities though, I watched most of the parade, delighting in the colorful floats decorated with flowers and participants in more traditional and/or extravagant Thai clothing, not to mention marching bands and color guards.
Have a look!
Loved them for they played “Smoke on the Water” and seemed to be actively enjoying it.
*Edit – Early readers may have seen reference to Clark Oswald and for the record, I don’t know who that is either, I blame far too much sun at the beach yesterday. Should have been Clark Griswold. I’m so ashamed.
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