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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Showing the Green

The Mystic (CT) Irish Parade is a major event in this small New England village. It was a first time attendance for Grenville and myself as we joined other family members on a very chilly parade day.


This year's event was the 12th annual celebration with more than 90 different groups and organizations participating. It was a first time attendance for Grenville and I.


According to parade organizers, this event draws more pipe bands than any other state parade. There are also many fife and drum groups and several high school marching bands representing various CT cities.


Seating was first-come along the Mystic, CT sidewalks as the downtown was closed off a couple of hours in advance of the festivities. Many folks were colorfully attired.


The weather was clear and very chilly as participants kept the crowds entertained.
There was no shortage of colorful characters. 



"St Patrick" made at least two appearances; patriots and pirates marched as well.



19 comments:

gigihawaii said...

David would have been thrilled as he is part Irish. Lol.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I would have loved to see that. At least the sun was shining.

Out on the prairie said...

I love a good parade. I went to San Fransisco to see it one year.

Mildred said...

Glad you were able to attend and thanks for sharing the colorful and fun photos. Happy Easter.

Sandra said...

awesome shots of the bagpipe kilted guys and i do love the bagpipes and marching bands. this is a super duper parade

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Looks like all have a great day ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Anvilcloud said...

That looks like a grand celebration. I see the Scots are happy to celebrate Irish for a day.

William Kendall said...

The bagpipes are always a welcome sound.

Emma Springfield said...

I wish I had seen the parade. A member of the band I used to manage grew up in Mystic. He only mentioned the pizza. Nothing about a St Patrick's Day parade.

Mari said...

Very interesting. I'd be fascinated to watch this parade and hesr whst they play. Everyone's got really nice costumes and impressive traditional clothes.

Gail Dixon said...

What fun! We went to so many Mardi Gras parades that by the time St. Paddy's rolled around we were kinda done. Looks like yours was very well done and organized.

Kay G. said...

I love a good parade and this looked like a good one!
I love bagpipes, by the way, don't you?

DeniseinVA said...

Quite a colorful parade and a very nice variety of shots.

Piece by Piece said...

Thank you for your comments. Will visit your blog again, interesting reading.
Patricia

Montanagirl said...

That looks like fun! Chilly or not :)

CountryDew said...

That looks like quite a parade. I love the St. Patrick fellows. How very cool.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

We almost never have parades here, too bad because it look so fun!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love parades, this looks like a very nice one!
Have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Daisy said...

What great pictures! Looks like a wonderful parade.

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