The Eerie Costumers Of Japan’s Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons

Japan and cosplay go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that every year the gigantic Halloween celebration in Shibuya yields a mass of creative costumers. An often overlooked celebration in Kyoto, however, offers just as as impressive -and possibly more terrifying-assembly of costumes. Continue reading »

Mexico Day Of The Dead Parade 2019


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Mexicans get ready to celebrate the Day of the Dead highlighting the character of La Catrina which was created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada, famous for his drawings of typical local, folkloric scenes, socio-political criticism and for his illustrations of “skeletons” or skulls, including La Catrina. Continue reading »

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid! Hundreds Descend On Central London For World Zombie Day Walk Through The Capital


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Headless corpses, missing limbs and rotting flesh were just some of the ghoulish sights seen on London streets for an annual zombie march through the city. Hoards of people stepped out in their best un-dead garbs to traipse through the capital for London’s 12th World Zombie Day event. Continue reading »

2018 Kawasaki Halloween Parade, Largest In Event’s History


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Some 2,200 people joined the 2018 Halloween Parade in the city of Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on Sunday, making it the largest in the history of a Halloween parade itself said to be the largest in Japan. Continue reading »

This Year Corso Zundert Flower Parade Had Some Crazy Detailed Flower Floats

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Zundert, a small town near the southern border of the Netherlands, hosts the world’s biggest flower parade. In a country famous for its flowers, it’s no wonder flower parades are some sort of national hobby. The Netherlands has about thirty flower parades, large and small. Continue reading »

Zombie Parade At Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

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For more than 30 years now, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival rouses the European capitol from its winter sleep for the most expected cinematographic event of the year. Bursting to the seams with amazing spectavles and original manifestations (the Make-Up Contest, the International Body Painting Contest, the Zombie Parade in the heart of Brussels, the Japanimation Day, the Manga Market, the Cosplay Contest, the renowned Vampire Ball and many other festivities) the BIFFF is a warm and atmospheric celebration of everything related to the genre. Continue reading »

Scary Masks At The Halloween Parade 2015 In Kawasaki

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Participants in costume eat hamburgers inside a fast food restaurant after a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, October 25, 2015. More than 100,000 spectators turned up to watch the parade, where 2,500 participants dressed up in costumes, according to the organiser. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters) Continue reading »

Zombie Parade in Duesseldorf, Germany

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A march of zombies has passed through the German city of Dusseldorf. For one day living dead woke up from their graves and took to the streets to scare passers-by and play with the other stiffs. Continue reading »

The Traditional Epiphany Parade in Spain

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A rider rears up on his horse during the traditional Epiphany parade in Malaga, southern Spain January 5, 2015. Traditionally, children in Spain receive their presents delivered by the Three Wise Men on the morning of January 6 during the Christian holiday of the Epiphany. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)
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Rose Parade in Pasadena

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People view the Zappos.com Rose Parade float as it undergoes its finishing touches in Pasadena, California December 30, 2014. The 126th Rose Parade will take place on New Years Day in Pasadena. (Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)
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Annual Sheep Parade in Madrid

The right to use droving routes that wind across land that was open fields and woodland before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the great metropolis it is today has existed since at least 1273. Every year, a handful of shepherds defend the right and, following an age-old tradition, on Sunday paid 25 maravedis – coins first minted in the 11th century – to city hall to use the crossing. Shepherds have a right to use 78,000 miles of paths for seasonal livestock migrations from cool highland pastures in summer to warmer and more protected lowland grazing in winter. The movement is called transhumance and in Spain up until recently involved close to a million animals a year, mostly sheep and cattle.

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Children in traditional attire walk next to sheep during the annual sheep parade through Madrid November 2, 2014. Shepherds parade the sheep through the city every year in order to exercise their right to use traditional routes to migrate their livestock from northern Spain to winter grazing pasture land in southern Spain. (Photo by Susana Vera/Reuters)
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The World’s Scariest Halloween Parade On Philippines

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A participant wearing a costume walks past spectators during a Halloween Parade in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, on October 30, 2014. Continue reading »

The 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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A dog known as “Menswear Dog”, a 5-year-old Shiba Inu, poses for photos during the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York October 25, 2014. Hundreds of dog owners dress their dogs and compete for fun and prizes during the parade. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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Halloween Parade in Kawasaki

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A participant in costume eats a sandwich after a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, October 26, 2014. More than 100,000 spectators turned up to watch the parade, where 2,500 participants dressed up in costumes, according to the organiser. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)
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The Annual West Indian Day Parade

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In this September 2, 2013, file photo, dressed in costume, Kelva Joseph makes her way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York during the West Indian Day Parade. The annual parade is set for Monday, September 1, 2014, in Brooklyn. It echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities and features dancers wearing elaborate, often feathered costumes. (Photo by Tina Fineberg/AP Photo)
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