The Annual Santa Parade

Posted on: Saturday, December 9th, 2000
Posted in: RTW Travelog, Blog, New Zealand | Leave a comment

Waihele Island, New Zealand. At 4 o´clock on this summery Saturday, the Waihekeans welcomed Christmas with drums and bugles, homemade floats, bellydancers, Saint Nick, and other festive spectacles.

Since the island hosts only about 7,000 residents, the procession (which most anyone can enter) lasted only 25 minutes. Clearly, that´s not long enough for a grand parade. So they simply circled around and marched up the street again!

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