And some big trucks all dressed up:
But my favorite floats were the ones that brought the Irish people into the parade. Now, if you know much about Ireland you will know that there are lots of different classifications for different types of Irish. There is the traditional term: Irish. There are the Scots-Irish. If you are LDS in Northern Ireland your Irish classification won't actually include the word Irish but it is still very much an Irish classification: you would be either Protestant Mormon or Catholic Mormon. Well here are a few more classifications that you may not have heard of.
Polynesian Irish (You might not be able to tell in the photo but they are all Polynesian):
Mexican Irish (again you might not be able to see it--sorry):
There are even the Civil War Reenactors from the North Irish:
And from the South:
And the scary silly string artists Irish (which I didn't get a shot of but I think you can tell how scary they were):
We didn't stay for the entire parade so who knows what other Irish classifications I missed. I can't figure out exactly why it is that on St. Patrick's Day everyone thinks they are Irish. I mean on St. Nick's day we don't all feel the sudden urge to claim Greek heritage. All in all, it was a fabulous parade. Can't wait 'til next year. Maybe we'll see you there.