Costumed Strollers on Parade in Russia

Costumed Strollers on Parade in Russia

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Carrie McBride
Jun 20, 2011

I sometimes see parents of newborns and infants decorate their strollers for Halloween, but this Russian city has taken the idea to a whole new level with an annual stroller parade. What a fun activity for a community to embrace and check out some of these creative strollers!

Astute reader Anna tipped us off to this event: June 1st was International Children's Day, also known in Russia as "Protect the Children Day." Local municipalities LOVE having all sorts of parades and competitions for holidays, and apparently the city of Ufa (capital of Bashkortostan) has been holding a parade of prams for the 3rd year in a row. Prizes were given for such things as "Big Happy Family", "National Flavour", "Young Cosmonaut" etc. I find the creativity amazing.

She shared two Russian websites where you can view many more photos of these decked out prams: Parad Kolysok (Parade of Carriages) and Pro Handmade. I also found a large batch of photos (possibly including previous years) at Odd Email which are worth a look.

Is this a Russian phenomenon or have you done something like this in your community? (If anyone in Brooklyn wants to organize, I'm all in!)

Thanks Anna!

(Images via Parad Kolysok and Pro Handmade)

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