The Ambassador’s Parade

 
Man dress in pink flapper costume, and blonde wig, Ambassador's Parade, Santa Cruz de La Palma, 2006
Pretty in Pink

One of the first Carnival events in Santa Cruz de La Palma is the Ambassador’s Parade. It’s a diplomatic procession through Santa Cruz, where the representatives of any nation you care to mention grace us with their presence.

Two men dressed as geishas, Ambassador's Parade, Santa Cruz de La Palma, 2006
Geisha girls
Ambassador's Parade 2006, Santa Cruz de La Palma
Riding the road train at the Ambassador’s Parade, Santa Cruz de La Palma

Anyone can join in. Just dress up in a kilt and velvet jacket, or as a pearly king or queen, or a belly dancer, or a geisha, or whatever floats your boat.

A rather startling trophy, Ambassador's Parade 2006, Santa Cruz de La Palma
A rather startling trophy, Ambassador’s Parade 2006, Santa Cruz de La Palma
A choir of old ladies, Ambassador's Parade, Santa Cruz de La Palma
A choir of old ladies

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