The Invasion of Crazies, Stars and Bunnies (Part 2) – Beautiful Sunday
My Share for #BeautifulSunday initiated by @ace108
Welcome back to the second part of our holiday special. I have taken you on a trip to see one of the celebrations in our country during this season. A parade that showcases our culture and creativity of our students. A tradition that has been ongoing for years now, filled with music, cuteness, giant cartoon characters and Christmas lanterns. If you missed the first part, you could check the link The Invasion of Crazies, Stars and Bunnies. So come with me again to see the second part of this celebration and hope you enjoy.
The Invasion of Crazies, Stars and Bunnies (Part 2)
Coming up next on the parade are more of the younger students. In the form of a mini marching band with skillful kids as majorette and musicians.
Seeing these kids perform out here on the streets adds excitement to the crowd. With matching uniforms, I say the younger group is well coordinated and the parents and teachers did great in the preparations.
The little drummer boys also did a great performance in keeping the beat. Kids are never too young to learn an instrument or two which is a great way to develop talent. A thing that I regret, I should have learned how to play an instrument when I was younger.
I think the Xylophone is an instrument that expresses the Christmas sound very effectively. It is very hard to play this instrument while walking. As you could see two kids are pulling the instrument while the other two continue to play.
This group definitely had it call covered in terms of music and entertainment. Waving the flags in unison as the band played.
Following the marching band are more bunnies. An adorable costume complete with drawn-out whiskers but I think the costume would be too hot for the kids.
Here comes more bunnies on wooden pushcarts. The Santa hats kinda worn by these kids kinda reminds me of Santa’s little elves on parade.
In what I could see, a lot of cotton has been used in making the bunnies. They used to add lights and candles around two years ago. This was stopped as there was an incident back then when one of the bunnies burned because of a candle. The kid continued to pull the bunny as it was burning but no one was hurt of the incident.
After the bunnies, the group also had their Christmas lanterns to showcase.
I guess it is not too late for Halloween and Christmas at the same time as long as Santa is included.
Christmas lanterns made from recycled materials like empty soda bottles is a great way to express this season.
Now here is a Japanese cartoon character named Doraemon that I think has three entries from different groups. Normally there should be only one entry for each character but I’m not sure what happened. I guess kids here love Doraemon so much.
Now who wouldn’t recognize the Minions and if I am not mistaken this guy is Kevin.
I’m not updated anymore with a lot of the cartoons but I think this guy is from Adventure Time. My kids love the show and I get to see a couple of episodes while they take over the TV.
Parade wouldn’t be complete unless there is giant Santa Clause included in the march.
This yellow character I do not recognize anymore. An indication that I am getting old already, maybe I need to catch up on the shows.
Enter the next batch of performers and I think they can compete with the previous performers. Matching uniforms, complete instruments and flag bearers.
Used soda bottles are popular when creating Christmas lanterns. There are many ways to use them which is a great way to reduce plastic waste material.
So far these kids are the most adorable group I have seen in the parade. The bunnies look more like mouse but no matter, the kids shines out in this parade.
As for the best costume, this group is a winner for me. With the theme of Frosty, the Snow Man and carrying pink Christmas lanterns is a great combination. We do not have snow in our country and the majority have never even seen real snow. This does not prevent them from exploring a theme built on a snowman.
The parade has almost come to an end and this is the part where most of the characters comes in. Let me know if you could name all the characters as a lot of them I do not recognize.
I love the detail that they did on this character. From the flowers around it’s neck to the frog sitting on top of it’s head.
This character is Jollibee who is the mascot of the most popular fast food chain in the country. Outsells all other fast food chains and even McDonalds cannot beat Jollibee when it comes to sales. The fast food chain has even branched out to other parts of the globe in Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America.
The winner for the 7th -8th-grade division is non-other but Woody from Toy Story. The first-place winner of another division is Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy which you could see from the first part of our holiday special. My favorite is Thanos that made it to second place. Anyways everyone did a very good job to make the parade very successful and people had a very great time.
This concludes our holiday special and I hope you enjoyed the piece of our culture. Our countries celebrate Christmas and the Holidays in different ways but the spirit is all the same. The spirit of spreading Joy, Peace, Love and Hope to everyone. As I close this post may you all have a very joyful holiday and a Blessed New Year ahead!
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