Saturday, 17 July 2010

Parade of Cultures - Part I













FuFu Life in Frankfurt - Part Twenty Five
26th June 2010 | Parade der Kulturen I

A stage of performers from different nations such as China, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Turkey, Nepal, etc snaking through the city centre on June 26th to express their cultural identity and offer a magnificent show of colours, costumes, music, dance. Frankfurt held Parade der Kulturen (Parade of Cultures) for the 8th time on 26th June.

The vibrant parade marched through the central streets of the city at 12noon and ended in the square at Hauptwache at 2pm for the first round. Kudos to all participants of the parade who really performed the core of their folk culture. The city centre was packed with dozens of photographers and hundreds of onlookers. At the end of the parade, everyone had a chance to taste various cuisines at the booths. In the evening, one can enjoy the concerts of different musical and dance bands until late night.

This event was managed by Frankfurt youth organisations, clubs and foreigners offices and was the demonstration of intercultural friendliness and respect between the foreign residents of Frankfurt. The parade is considered a sign to show to whom Frankfurt really belongs - a city that understand itself as a city of all nations - the international city.


The food stall from Fo Guang Shan, Taiwan.


Hey, Malaysia has a booth here! Malaysia Boleh. :)




Here the parade started!


The Frankfurt Youth Social Organisation.


They played good!




Representative from Bangladesh.


The mascot of Shanghai World Expo came to Frankfurt too!




Representatives from China.





Check out the video.




Tai Chi Kung Fu!


Cheongsam suits Caucasian ladies too.






















Beautiful!

















The Angel!


Oh my Buddha, she is gorgeous.












China had done a great job!

Check out the video!



So the next was Vietnam!




This is the Ao Dai Culture.


Check out my previous visit to Vietnam!


Nice costumes!












Do, Re, Mi...


Cute!






Next is the parade from Bali, Indonesia.












A very funny Balinese dance!






























Karate kids!


Nepal. Hat off for to the two of them!


Representatives of one of the musical clubs in Frankfurt.












The Arena of Latin America.




Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile.


Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, etc.
















Wow, sexy!




Ouch, XXL.





Well, i am quite disappointed the Truly Asia - Malaysia didn't take part showing off its unique and vibrant multi-cultural dances and costumes to the Europeans since the neighbouring countries like Indonesia and Vietnam did it pretty nice. Probably the number of Malaysians living in Frankfurt was extremely few. Anyway anyway, it was my ever first cultural parade. It was superb! I simply love all dances but particularly impressed with the performance from China and Indonesia. The dances from Latin America were too small scale (luckily i am going to attend the Samba Carnival next year in Brazil!)

Check out the video!




The Commerzbank Tower - the tallest building in Europe.


The Main Tower, used to be the highest building in Frankfurt.

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One of the climaxes of the parade! Stay tuned for Part II.

66 comments:

单身汉 said...

你就好啦,可以看到那么多的事项和人物。

fufu said...

单身汉 : 哈哈哈 只不過有機會罷了 :)
其實我沒有機會一一體驗
有時閒才出去參加這一類的活動 :) haha

1ondoncalling said...

In London, we tend to split all these different cultures into individual festival. So we have lots of them and especially in the summer. This week is Brazilian Festival. Last week was French... Ha ha...

rainfield61 said...

那么多彩多姿, 那么五彩缤纷, 独不见那"大大的马".

我那蝴蝶问候你.

Shin said...

大马的档口卖什么啊?

Suf n Steve said...

seronok nyer! sorry ler suf terperuk dlm office shj. byk kerja....

enjoy ur trip liebling

三吉 said...

yalo..Malaysia tidak join mer..?
Mereka jual apa at there...?

Feeling said...

wow it looks like a chingay? really open eye!

Lily Riani said...

i like china the best.... colourful

[SK] said...

wow, this is a very cool parade!! very colorful and lots of different culture to experience.. and you didn't go take photo with those models?? btw, what's there in the Malaysia booth?? :p

Casley said...

LOL for XXL!! i thought it shud be in alphabets? E, F or G? xD Nice dancing.. too bad, i dunno how to dance.. ><

William said...

So international!

foongpc said...

Wow! Nice cultural parade!! So Malaysia has a booth too?

-KeO- said...

haha...oh my buddha...

June (An Asian Traveler) said...

What a colorful and festive parade. I love cheongsam dress. So sexy yet decent. :)

Bengbeng said...

wow.. truly a melting pot of cultures.. awesome pics Fufu

Big Boys Oven said...

wow this os truly awesome, so beautiful and so vibrant!

fufu said...

1ondoncalling : hahaha... frankfurt just wanna integrate them all together... and show its vibrant cultures to the people at one time :) hihihi yeah tomorrow, we have gay parade here too...


rainfield61 : 對呀真的很多姿多彩哦
中國真的做得很好噢 我很喜歡
很可惜馬來西亞沒有參加 ><
謝謝你蝴蝶的問候哦


Shin : 馬來西亞的都是賣一些食物罷了 ><

fufu said...

Suf n Steve : kesian! anyway all the best :) kerja tak akan senang kalau gaji tinggi :)


三吉 : malaysia tak join parade >< tapi ada gerai.. hanya tahu untung duit... budaya langsung tak jaga ><


Feeling : yeah even myself was impressed... nice cultural parade!

fufu said...

Lily Riani : yeah china has the best one!!! one of my favourite too ya :) hehehe


SK : cant agree more than that! erm malaysian booth? selling food... sigh, they should have dance a little bit >< but anyway wish they will take part next year =p


Casley : hahaha that's XXL to me... or probably F cup?? lol i am not sure... never measure myself lol

fufu said...

William : yeah you are right...very international :)


foongpc : yeah very international :) and malaysia only have a booth... didnt really show the vibrant culture to the world >< wasted


KeO- : why oh my buddha?

fufu said...

June : totally agree with you :) and long legs ladies would perfectly suit with cheongsam! hehe


Bengbeng : yeah it's... and there's another gay parade tomorrow... haha gonna to join later too...hahah


Big Boys Oven :hehehe... it's really nice.. i didnt expect it would be that nice... now i can imagine how nice rio samba in brazil would be lol

SuwEi said...

那你明年可以去代表大马咯:P enjoy brazil之旅啦~

uLi.佑莉 said...

Can't find Malaysia one? hehehe....

NicoleB said...

This is beautiful beyond words!
Lucky you to get to see all this gorgeous stuff!

Candlelyn said...

such a wonderful culture parade!
so jealous u had this cool experience!

Pete said...

Wow, nice festival of colours!

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Agnes Valerie said...

This is so good.
I really like cultural day. It's always great to see and and lern about different culture.

Wish dat everyone will accept and respect each other's culture

梦旅飞 said...

fufu,你可以体验不同国家的文化...
真好yeh~

fufu said...

SuwEi : hahaha 代表馬來西亞? 我不敢當咯 hahaha anyway 下星期就要去巴西了...很期待哦 :)


uLi.佑莉 : yalah... malaysia didnt participate >< anyway probably not that many living here in frankfurt... or not active ><


NicoleB : yeah i still have many more pictures to share with you guys! hehehe :) will try to post out all before i leave Germany :)

fufu said...

Candlelyn : yeah i am also happy as i manage to see this parade :) a very nice expereicne before i really go to the exotic samba carnival in brazil next yeat :) hehehe


Pete : yeah nice parade ya :) ok will vote for you friend later lol


Agnes Valerie : yeah one of the purpose of the parade is to improve tolerance :) really wish no discrimination :) peace out! =p

fufu said...

梦旅飞 : 對呀 真的很高興可以看到+體驗那麽多不同國家背景文化的節日... 真的很棒 :)

MKL said...

I'm impressed with Indonesia and Vietnam and disappointed with Malaysia. You have a lot to offer and I think so many Europeans don't know anything about your country. We know Thailand, China, Japan, Korea. Even Bali is famous. But Malaysia is not. You need more presence in Europe and such parades would be a great and very cheap advertizement. I'm sure the story went viral. And great photos, FuFu. Looking fwd to the next part.

Bananazஇ said...

Awesome! Life is so wonderful & colorful and what a great occasion. Thankz for sharing the pixz and videos they are lovely. Btw tQ for giving the one vote to Bananaz truly appreciate it very much it's a very tough battle..

嘿嘿 said...

好棒!求同存异!

Allen said...

very much connected to my new post. multiculturalism. hehehe

shloke said...

Frankfurt is so HAPPENING! The cultural performances from different Asian ethnic groups is simply BRILLIANT & FANTASTIC!

Fufu said "The parade is considered a sign to show to whom Frankfurt really belongs - a city that understand itself as a city of all nations - the international city". This is really touching! We should learn how to admire and even love our differences. Celebrate diversity!!!

I wish I was there! The colors, costumes and people. NOW, that's what I call TRULY ASIA! Malaysia is now miles behind country like Germany.

Cheers!

edward said...

It seems like a multi cultural melting pot!! And a great exposure indeed!! :)

edward said...

How come your little tiger wasn't in the pictures this time? Hehehe....

HanLun said...

first time see so many lenglui in the parade.. Wi-u-wit :)

micki said...

What a nice international parade! I love all the costumes! So colorful and vibrant!

micki said...

What a nice international parade! I love all the costumes! So colorful and vibrant!

Matt said...

Oh wow - that's a nice parade and I'm glad to see all the different cultures being celebrated. I think you should have been led the Malaysian contingent (a one man show?)

海市蜃樓 said...

好熱鬧嘅嘉年華會,估唔到法蘭克福都會有大馬嘅攤檔,感覺窩心。

vialentino said...

hey fufu....those dancers is really pretty...u know which dancers i mean...fair one!

fufu said...

MKL : yeah you are right! they really did a good advertisement here in europe! blame the tourism authority >< they didnt even take any effort here to promote the vibrant cultures we have >< sigh... but well i cant do anything unless i am somebody one day :)


Bananazஇ : yeah i love that song... you deserve it ya :) and actually i have taken many video... just for my own sharing, cant post them all here, as i know not many will watch them haha :) yeah more pictures will be uploaded here sooner ya :)


嘿嘿 : 對呀 他們很會善用他們擁有的文化 :) 我們應該好好學習

fufu said...

Allen : hahha okok will go check out your blog later :)


shloke : yeah malaysia is still way behind >< sigh... the authority doesnt know how to promote and utilise what we are having >< anyway this parade is really nice... will attend again next year :) see if they have anything new or not... have a nice day ya alex :)


edward : yeah forgot to bring him out >< it's my fault... pity him! anyway will bring him to brazil with me =p i will not leave him alone here in frankfurt :)

fufu said...

HanLun : hehehe yeah the chinese are all very beautiful :) hehehe gorgeous =p


micki : yeah because frankfurt is a very nice international here in europe ya and the parade was very nice...


Matt : one man show? hahaha i dare not :) well i think toronto has such event too ya... :)

fufu said...

海市蜃樓 : 對呀 非常的熱鬧哦 :) 沒有想到frnkfurt都會那麽的慶祝 :) 我們馬來西亞有那麽多文化都不會好好善用來宣傳 >< sigh...


vialentino : hahhaha i know which you are talking! hahahaha you are naughty ya! anyway there's more pretty girls though...wahahaha

dong ho said...

amazing display of colors and culture. sad though that i didnt see anything from the philippines.

pusang kalye said...

I didnt see anything Filipino Fufu. no delegates from the Philippines? waaahhhh~~

Palito said...

Wow! Colorful event. Let's all be happy...and gay? Take care always. :)

迷迭香 said...

a real eye-opener!!!
so beautiful...
love the vibrant colors =)

M-Knight said...

nice culture....

Harumi said...

Wow.. could this be the biggest fashion show ever? =D Awesome costumes, so colorful and stunning and great dances too. With parades like these, it almost feels like you've traveled half the world in few hours, ne? =D

Splendid photos and nice videos too.

Ayie said...

what a colorful festivity!

Bananazஇ said...

sudah kalah-ed will inform you on BI 2011..cheers


tQ for voting

Wilson豆腐 said...

Is surprisingly i saw Malaysia has a booth there...haha...
like what you said M'sia Boleh!
XD

Wee Han said...

The fashion is just FABULOUS! :)

lechua said...

quite an international festival it is! & quite an array of asian culture & costumes... well at least msia has a booth...

Life for Beginners said...

Such beautiful cultures, such a colourful parade of wonders... Reminds me of this National Gallop fair I attended in Budapest a couple of months back.

Nice! More, please! :)

fufu said...

dong ho : hihihi philippines one is in part two... hohoho :) anyway it's an awesome parade i had ever attended :)


pusang kalye : hahaha philippines one is in part two :) lol


Palito : yeah gay pride parade is nice too...will share it later ya :)

fufu said...

迷迭香 : but too bad malaysia didnt show the vibrant colour of the 5races >< sigh...


M-Knight : hihihi yeah stunning!!


Harumi : exactly!!! i felt like i had travelled half of the world by just attending such wonder event :) hohohoho glad to see all nice costumes too!

fufu said...

Ayie : yeah it's really awesome :)


Bananazஇ : hahhaha take it easy...next year i will support you too ya


Wilson豆腐 : hahaha better than nothing i would say :) hihihi

fufu said...

Wee Han : yeah awesome right? glad i gotto see such nice parade!


lechua : hihihi yes at least malaysia has a booth.. or this can see that we are all more concern to make money but dont really try to promote our vibrant culture ><


Life for Beginners : wow budapest!!!! such a nice city!!!! i will go there next year :) hohoho

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