The 5 Most Interesting Parades In The World

Published December 20, 2013
Updated November 7, 2018

The Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Started in 1983, the Mermaid Parade launches the summer season with a Mardi Gras style parade that, in true New York fashion, celebrates all things weird, wild, and in-between. The parade features floats, marine themed outfits, and a lot of skin, as New York is one of the few states in the US where it is legal for woman to be topless in public.

Dancing At Mermaid Parade

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Mermaid Parade Float

Interesting Parades Mermaid Parade

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Topless Paraders At Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade Photograph

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