November is the time for parades all over the world. In New York, on November 22, the floats will roll down 6th Avenue for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The highlight of the parade: the giant balloons which soar above the city with characters such as Bugs Bunny, Pikachu and SpongeBob SquarePants.
In Cologne, the carnival season officially opens on November 11 at 11.11am. This is when the city streets are full of music and costumes. The parade is like a foretaste of the bigger ones to come, which will take place in February and March.
Costumes are donned again, in Amsterdam, with the arrival of Sinterklaas or Saint Nicholas on 18 November. The man in red arrives accompanied by a parade featuring boats and horses. He brings gifts and sweets which he gives out to the children. Perfect to get you in the mood for Christmas.
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