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Procession Season

Posted in NYC by Andrew Spender on June 14, 2009

The arrival of Spring in New York heralds many seasonal changes; flip-flops instead of wellingtons, frisbee instead of snowballs, and processions instead of traffic. It all kicks-off with Peurto Rican Day, which includes hundreds of thousands of people celebrating the island’s independence by walking down Fifth Avenue with pet anacondas, parrots, flags, banners…. you get the picture. It’s actually a fantastic sight to behold.

It seems like everyone has their day of celebration in New York. Yesterday, it was the turn of those who follow Hare Krishna. Thousands of the faithful pulled three enormous, highly decorated wooden wagons down Fifth Avenue while singing various songs with much gusto. I don’t think I have ever seen a crowd of people enjoying themselves quite so much while physically attached to a multi-ton appendage.

Hare Krishna Procession on 5th Avenue

Hare Krishna Procession on 5th Avenue

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  1. Lou Davies said, on July 9, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Great photos Andy-Are you competing with Tom?

    • Andrew Spender said, on July 9, 2009 at 3:08 pm

      Not competing – I’d lose! Emulating! His blog is amazing isn’t it?

      • lou davies said, on July 19, 2009 at 6:31 pm

        Our blog, or Toms? ,-)

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