Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Leprechaun in New York City

This is another photo taken at the Queens' St. Patrick's Day Parade. The young fellow is dressed as a Leprechaun, which is an Irish fairy known for its mischievous attics.

St. Patrick's Day is traditionally celebrated on March 17 by people of Irish descent all over the world. On this day, people adopting everything green from green clothes to green food.

The biggest St. Patrick's Day parade is held in New York City (Manhattan) where over 2 million spectators and parade marchers walk down 5th Avenue.

20 comments:

Gerry said...

Whoa hoo! Leprechauns in NYC! I hope I see them this year too.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Leprechauns. It is an interesting picture and the facts are also interesting.

Thank you for stopping and commenting about my geisha umbrella.

Paz said...

LOL! Love this pic! On St. Patrick's day, I'm Irish for the day. ;-)

Paz

Keropok Man said...

i tot they only existed on TV! haha...

how nice to dress up like this.

Chris & Deb said...

viewing the thumbnail in the Portal I thought, "what an odd-looking cabbie!"
Thankfully I was incorrect....but I can't help but think there's probably at least one cabby in NYC resembling this leprechaun!

Jing said...

:)))
cute!!!
mmm...people in China should create more chance to dressed up like this Leprechaun....to light up the boring life.

jing
shanghai daily photo

Olivier said...

superbe, je n'ai jamais passe la st patrick à NYC, mais la la parade donne envie, on s'amuse bien.
Belle serie. Bravo


superb, I never have passes St Patrick to NYC, but the parade gives desire, one has fun. Beautiful series. Cheer

Dsole said...

oh he's so cute!
So childrens are on vacation these days?

Jilly said...

Oh what fun. I think this leprechaun is a female. Maybe leprechauns don't have a gender.

Make mine a Guinness...

Jilly x

Per Stromsjo said...

Great to see proud and celebrating minorities. I wish we could be such an open and welcoming society as well for those born elsewhere.

alice said...

Is Empire State Building all green by night at the moment?

Ming_the_Merciless said...

gerry - I think it's good luck to see a Leprechaun. A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is what I hear.

abe lincoln, paz, keropok man, chris & deb, jing, olivier - thanks for the visit and comments.

dsole - No, it is not a school holiday. But this year, March 17 falls on Saturday so there will be a huge crowd at the Manhattan St. Pat's Day parade.

jilly - I think they are all guys/male. I could be wrong. :-)

per stromsjo - The parade is Queens is especially diverse because there were representatives from different racial groups, gays & lesbians, community organizations, etc. The Manhattan St. Pat's Day parade is notoriously non-inclusive. So prejudice does exist here too.

alice - I will check and let you know if the Empire State Building is all green. :-)

Lavender Lady said...

I read the link about the Queens parade and realize it is really a "big nighborhood " parade. it was very interesting and this little leprechaun is adorable.

Annie said...

Ah, he does look the part!

I've visited the Clinton library many times. It's quite a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Anonymous said...

Ming, the knitting basket was given to someone who needed the basics to start a business to provide for themselves, not to me. My gift giver gave me the gift of giving in my name.

Annie in Little Rock

Nathalie said...

St Patrick is on March 17 and you post these on March 7th, are these from last year ?

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Natalie - No, these photos are from the smaller, local parade. The BIG one in Manhattan will be on March 17.

blueboat said...

cut leprechaun - you're certainly starting early in New York - nothing like this in Ireland yet!

blueboat said...

of course, I meant CUTE leprauchaun....

Melting Wok said...

Happy G'day ! Don't drink Irish too much now ye :P