2017 Manchester Day Parade

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Manchester Day Parade

The annual Manchester Day parade took place yesterday, thousands of people lined the streets to witness the event. 80 different communities across Manchester came and took part in the parade, the Chinese centre, the trans youth group called Afternoon Tea, the Greater Manchester fire and rescue services were among the many taking part.

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2017 Manchester day parade

manchester day parade city centre float celebration

2017 Manchester day parade

manchester day parade float celebration person man

2017 Manchester day parade

manchester day parade float celebration person man

Manchester Day Parade

The turnout was one of the highest in the history of the event. The theme this year was abracadabra and saw over 2000 performers, the the squares in the city hosted face painting, magic performances and drink/drink stalls.

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Manchester day parade’s tribute to the victims of the terror attack

The procession was fronted by a group of 22 children who each wore a ‘we heart Manchester’ top and held a pink balloon that featured the words “Manchester remembers, 22.05.2017” and the cities iconic Manchester bee. Of course this represents the tragic death of those from the terrorist¬†attack that took place in the city, as a precautionary measure security was tight with heavily armed police present but that didn’t phase the people of Manchester with the all time high turnout as many saw this as a day to celebrate their home town and the diversity/ uniqueness of the city.

manchester day parade city centre float celebration

Manchester Day Parade

manchester day parade city centre float celebration

Manchester Day Parade

manchester day parade city centre float celebration

Manchester Day Parade

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