Last Monday my wife and I joined New York´s Halloween parade which went in Manhattan along 6th Avenue from Soho to Chelsea. As (almost) everything in the metropolis the procession was huge. There were thousands of participants who seemed to have a lot of fun. The event reminded me of the "Rosenmontagszug" in Köln, the huge carnival parade in Cologne, Germany. but there was a big difference - the Halloween Parade was a 0% tolerance for alcohol event. During the German carnival you can see a lot of alcoholized people instead.
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Blurred or not, I had to post this picture, isn`t she lovely?
Aren`t they cute?
I want to praise the organizers, the police and others who took care that this event was peaceful and fun. The organizers shaped the worm - the huge number of people who walked the 6th Avenue - into segments to avoid overcrowding and dangerous situations which usually accrue when big masses are gathering.
To be continued next year.