Wesak was a religious parade, full of budas and budhist symbols. The lights parade in Sioux Falls had no budas but in stead it had:
* A couple of Religious related floats (Christian).
*Most of the floats where businesses, from a local furniture store to a hospital. Some adore Budha, others use parades to get closer to their comunity. Nothing wrong with that!
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*Dances, here the cheerleaders make little human castles and in Melaka the chinese community was dancing with dragons make of paper and baloons:
*Pet associations with really funny dressed dogs:
*Local high school playing drums (similar to the ones in Melaka but not dressed as well)
*Political: The mayor and the governor
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*Association asking for a public covered swimmingpool
*The hot air baloon association was the one that had the best idea, with the fire for the baloons they would make the air really warm!
*Something curious to me were the painted snow plows!
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*The public was devoted in both places, in Malaysia there was a lot of people that felt like that moment was sacred and they had put a lot of effort into that parade. In Sioux Falls people where devoted because it was freezing cold and they were there with their blankets, hats, gloves and chairs.
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