Monday, July 5, 2010

Fourth of July Parade

The liquid sunshine didn’t keep us from enjoying this year’s 4th of July parade. The Ali-taptap Filipino Cultural Dancers (pictured here) presented another dynamic show for us. They often take home top honors and this year was no exception. They received 1st place for Most Patriotic and 1st Place for Best Musical Group. The Filipino Community gives so much to Juneau and is a wonderful example of our culture diversity.

7 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Parades everywher, eh? Dontcha just love them. It looks like our weather is echoing yours.
Get some rest--Ma's taxi must always be ready. LOL MB

Leif Hagen said...

Wow! Fantastic costumes - it must have been a fun parade and looked quite different from ours in Eagan!

Hilda said...

Wow. I didn't know that there's a large Filipino community there. Glad to hear they're doing good.

And I just have to say that this group's Ati-Atihan costumes are much more elaborate than the ones I've seen here! Oh, I just realized: I think our heat and humidity discourage thick and heavy costumes. ;)

SRQ said...

Neat captures. The parade leader is adorned with quite a remarkable headdress!

Boom Nisanart said...

Cool Parade

Linda said...

And do I spot kilts and capes and glengarries and bagpipes?

Kim said...

Wow, that headdress and those costumes are spectacular! That's what I call pageantry on a patriotic occasion. America's melting pot seems never more flavorful than in a port city out on the edge of the country. Super shot!
-Kim