Thursday, October 21, 2010

Danish Festival (Belated)

I was downloading pictures from the camera and came across pictures I had taken of the Fireman's Parade on Friday August 20th, 2010 and the Grand Dansk Parade Saturday August 21st, 2010. I completely forgot to post them. Every year, a theme is chosen based off of one of Hans Christian Andersen's stories. The theme for this year's Danish Festival was "The Princess and the Pea". I entered our house in the "Tivoli Town" contest, a house decorating contest. We got third place, which I thought was pretty good considering it was my first year. I wonder though, if they saw the intricate paper cut (Hans Christian Andersen did a lot of paper cut, it is sort of a traditional Danish thing) that I had done with the Princess and the Pea theme... I didn't get any pictures of my decorations, though I thought I had. :/ Here are the pictures of the parades:

This is the Fireman's parade. They go down one way with just their lights on, then come back with lights and sirens on. (It was very handy just walking down to the end of the block and there was where the parade would be!)

The Grand Dansk Parade: