Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hooker Day Parade, I

Hartford, CT

No, it's not what you think. The parade is in honor of Thomas Hooker,  the leader of the settlers of Hartford, Connecticut's state capital. The parade was first held in 1991, was discontinued in 2001, and then revived in 2008 by a local business association. This year's parade celebrates Hartford's 375th anniversary. That's Hartford's mayor, Pedro Segarra, above, portraying Rev. Hooker. The marchers show a mix of pilgrim/colonial and Halloween themes.

Hartford, CT

2 comments:

lyle said...

you sure this isn't a tea party rally?

Carl said...

Very sure, Lyle. The spirit was joyous, zany, imaginative, and confident. No hate or paranoia, so it couldn't be more different from the Tea Crackers.