Tuesday, November 20, 2012


   I was coming home from church a few weeks ago and got held up by a parade. The challenge with parades here is there is only one road and they are using it. Might as well enjoy it because you're not going anywhere.
  This parade was down the main street of Angono and was in honor of teachers world wide. I have never seen so many marching bands and drill teams than are on display in the parades here. What a great opportunity for these talented kids to show off their skills

Angono is known as the art capital of the Philippines. The above caricatures lead the parade that ended at the city hall. There are many art schools here and they all have a full enrollment.
Nice to see cowboy hats so far from home. It is hard to see from the pictures, but the musical instruments are old and well used. But just like the the Energizer Bunny, they just keep going and going.
The bands and drill teams wear the school colors and they show their school pride by the way they perform.
Pink - Is this really a school color?
The Boy Scouts carry banners for each of the groups that tell who they are and where their group comes from.
Quantities of 100 are not uncommon for these school groups.
But all the groups are here to honor their teachers. Note the umbrellas - they are used here as much for the sun as for the rain.
Well, now we will wait for at least 30 minutes until the traffic begins to move. But the parade was great.

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