Sunday, May 24, 2009

Carnaval

Today I left the apartment to go grocery shopping and got stuck at a parade. This is one of the things I love about my new neighborhood -- there seems to be some sort of festival about once a month.

I have to admit, I'm a bit confused about the event. I thought carnaval was basically the same as Marti Gras, but that was months ago. Unfortunately, the parade didn't do anything to actually educate us. In fact, the main point of the parade appeared to be to have very scantily clad woman shimmy up and down the Mission.

Here is what the web has to say:
For three decades, Carnaval San Francisco has been a much-cherished occasion for many cultures to come together in one spirit: to share in the exhilaration and creative expression, the abundance of beauty and community, the sheer joy and good times that makes Carnaval San Francisco such a rich experience and a spectacular sight to behold.

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Once again as spring ends and summer begins with Memorial Day weekend we can all look ahead to brighter days on our shared planet by taking positive steps to leave a lighter footprint for those who follow. Just another reason to celebrate!

Still, it was good for photography.