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parade of the virgin

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 20 April 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture.

My favourite part of the day today was the parade that we happened upon while walking around Old Town. Today is the anniversary of the day the Virgin supposedly appeared in the Legislature, some 400 years ago or so. A huge procession surrounded the image of the virgin, made up partly by smartly-dressed boys from every high school in the region. It was pretty stunning to see all these people, many carrying umbrellas (it was a hot, sunny day) all walking along with this picture, throwing rose petals at it and singing.