Duckling Day Parade

Boston’s Duckling Day Parade is the best Mother’s Day event in the history of history. Truly the greatest thing ever. Thousands of kids and adults start by hanging around an area where vendors have set up, as well as crafts and games, before the parade begins. Led by the Harvard band, the parade meanders through the Common before crossing the street and entering the Public Garden. It meanders some more, then ends up at the Make Way for Ducklings statue for many adorable photo-ops (and frustrated photographers, who can’t get through the mass of adults with our cameras)! This was our second year attending, and our daughter’s first. As a Mother’s Day gift to me, she attended without complaint, and her camera was pretty active, as well. She did, however, refuse to wear yellow. Maybe next year! I have about 100 photos of adorable children I’d love to share with you, but instead, I’ll try to cull that down a bit. You’re welcome (or are you?).

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Duckling Parade

There’s an annual tradition in Boston called the Duckling Parade, which is led by the Harvard Marching Band, and boasts hundreds of children in various states of duckling-like dress. The parade ends at the Make Way for Ducklings statue in the Public Garden, with kids lining up to take their turn sitting on the various ducklings and having their photos taken. We missed it last year, and were afraid the rain would put a damper on today’s festivities, but the rain stopped about an hour before the parade, and held off for the rest of the day. I encourage anyone who is near Boston on future Mother’s Days to stop by and take a peek.

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