What exactly is a parade supposed to accomplish?

Rose Parade
United States
May 21, 2016 4:25pm CST
After such a long hiatus from Mylot I spent a long time last night and this morning trying to come up with ideas for discussions and I think I must be brain dead because nothing is coming to mind. Except for this. What is the purpose of a parade? Today where I live they have sectioned off the downtown area and it has made it a nightmare to get through that part of town. Apparently they are having a rose parade. Why? I asked a friend and their response was in celebration of something. Well I want to celebrate my dog not pooping on my carpet this morning but I don't think they'll let me have a parade to celebrate it. So my question of the day is what is the purpose of a parade?
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@trivia79 (7947)
• El Segundo, California
21 May 16
in a celebration of something, in commemoration, or in giving thanks.
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• United States
21 May 16
Ok so what do roses or other themes have to do with it?
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@trivia79 (7947)
• El Segundo, California
23 May 16
@kbourgerie celebration of the season where roses usually bloom
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• United States
23 May 16
@trivia79 OK but what if it's not a rose parade?
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@louievill (15535)
• Philippines
21 May 16
It would be show of force or exhibit of hardware if it were a military parade
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• United States
21 May 16
So what you are saying is that basically my toys are bigger and better than yours? Kind of silly generally speaking.
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@louievill (15535)
• Philippines
22 May 16
@kbourgerie yeah silly but they could dictate world events and determine how many are gonna perish and that could be us, what things could achieve depends on perspective and which angle or side of the fence you look at things
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• United States
22 May 16
@louievill Point well taken.
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@toniganzon (37321)
• Philippines
22 May 16
There are different reasons for a parade. And yes it includes a celebration of something. Here it's more of giving the public an opportunity to see the different creativeness by the different sectors.
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• United States
22 May 16
I think thats a good part of a parade. So in part it's a competition.
@toniganzon (37321)
• Philippines
22 May 16
@kbourgerie sometimes it is, sometimes it's not.
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@Hatley (152148)
• Garden Grove, California
21 May 16
good quesion most parades celebrate something some special day really and I know i can cause a lot of traffic snarls but its s ort of f un to watch so me parades
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• United States
21 May 16
Patsie wonderful to see you. You are still here after all this time. Glad you replied to my discussion. I personally don't get that excited about a parade and I'm not thrilled at all about the commotion the create. But that's just me.
@marlina (57069)
• Canada
22 May 16
I have never understood why people are excited by a parade. To me, it is extremely boring.