Talk:Parade

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Origins of term "float"[edit]

"The parade "float" was originally named this because the first floats were decorated barges that were towed along canals with ropes held by parade marchers on the shore." Pure invention, but too good to remove. "The noun meaning "platform on wheels used for displays in parades, etc." is from 1888, probably from earlier sense of "flat-bottomed boat" (1557) Douglas Harper, On-line Etymology Dictionary. There is a better direct connection in the Dictionary of American Regional English which defines a float as 'any of various types of wheeled vehicle with a low platform for carrying heavy loads' and gives a citation for cotton float from 1879, noting that it is especially Southern. Random House, "Maven's word for the day". This is the direct origin of such horse-drawn floats gussied up with bunting for parades. (Wetman 00:04, 16 May 2005 (UTC))

Vandalism[edit]

An anonymous user continues to vandalize this article by replacing it whole sale with his own version, which is patent nonsense. I will continue to watch this page daily and revert any further such efforts.

Merge[edit]

  • Don't merge - the meanings differ significantly enough to justify separate articles. Rklawton 14:51, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Observances marked by parades[edit]

Why only are U.S. Observances listed?212.158.133.194 12:42, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

I agree, there are way too many dates and feasts celebrated by parades around the world to just limit them to American celebrations and Independence Days. If we wanted a full lists it would need its own article so it could include celebrations such as the Costa Rican 1856 victory in Santa Rosa, Mississauga's Carrassauga, and Vaisakhi. I won't delete the section without someone else's input but I will put a POV-check-section template in it.Bernalj90 19:19, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

I see some observances must have been added from various countries and the spelling of Labour Day puts that one north of the 49th parallel. Canada Day is still missing though, eh?

Parade of athletes[edit]

How about add an article about the parade of the athletes? (194.74.156.162 16:36, 21 May 2007 (UTC))

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