Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sepia Saturday - 3 May 2014 Do Dah Day, you say?

"Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?"  Neltje 
Blanchan




Children Picking Wild Flowers




May Day Festival May 2, 1925
Washington, DC



SEPIA SATURDAY



Alan's theme this week features a Greek Cymbal Dance and it's just in time for May Day Celebrations.  Since I've already posted a May Day post for Sepia Saturday before, A Maying We Shall Go, see it here, I'm going to stretch Alan's theme into, Do Dah Day!



Directly from Birmingham, Alabama here are some photos from



The Do Dah Day Parade 
photos taken by Carol Highsmith 
You can view more of her collection at The Library of Congress Photos and Prints department.



The Do Dah Day event has been going on for more than thirty years, and it offers a chance for folks to dress up their pets (mainly dogs) as well as yourself, and to parade through town together.   All funds raised go to animal charities. 







Plenty of places for pets to cool down or catch a drink of water.




Do Dah Day Parade Birmingham, Alabama photo credit here.


I'm curious to hear what you do to celebrate May Day? 

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

nothing here! :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I am SURPRISED that there aren't more dressed-up cats!
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La Nightingail said...

Obviously, ifthethunderdontgetya has never owned a cat(?) else they'd know why you don't see cats dressed up for a parade! Good luck with that!!! But the Do Dah Day Parade looks like a lot of fun & for a very good cause! I used to make up little wildflower bouquets & go around the neighborhood on May 1st leaving them on front porches anonymously - except for the house with the big black snarling dog!

Little Nell said...

That looks like fun! It’s a public hoiliday here in Lanzarote, but then there are always fiestas of one kind or another - any excuse for a parade!

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Looks similar to our doo dah parade in Pasadena every year, a humorous response to the beautiful and famous Rose Bowl parade

Filip and Kristel said...

All top pictures, love the little white dog.

Greetings,
Filip

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

La Nightingail, I was being FUNNY.

(I first got a cat when I was 6 years old, I named him "Whack".)
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boundforoz said...

Lovely photos, but why Do Dah. What has that got to do with animals apart from a race track. Pardon my ignorance !

Mike Brubaker said...

Very funny! I think "Zippity" is the missing word to help @boundforoz. I doubt many pets look forward to this celebration though.

Alex Daw said...

Well we used to celebrate Labour Day here in Queensland on 1st May. Some still do but it's not a Public Holiday anymore - sniff.

Violet said...

We don't do anything here. And if we did, it would have been on a cold day this year!!

Wendy said...

I love the Do Dah Day idea -- wish there was one where I live.

Nancy said...

I like your DooDah parade better than our local one, which just makes fun of patriotic traditions. Yours is for such a great cause and gives dogs such a nice opportunity to be out and about.

Postcardy said...

The Animal Humane Society in the Twin Cities, Minnesota has a "Walk for Animals" to raise money that took place today. I have never participated but it sounds similar to the Doo Dah parade.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

We don't celebrate May Day, but if we had to think of some festivity to do that day such a Do Dah Day would be high on my wish list! And I agree, don't try to dress up your cat (a dressed up Elephant would be nice though).

luvlinens said...

Love The Do Dah Day Parade. I grew up in Birmingham before Do Dah I am afraid. I have a Niece still there who is very much into animal rescue. I will have to ask her about Do Dah Day.

tony said...

the One In The Sunglasses Looks Like Paris Hilton.:)

genepenn said...

I'd never heard of a Do Dah Day parade - Google has quite few entries. Nothing celebrated here in Oz fo May Day, but mid May each year the RSPCA raises money by a Million paws Walk which happens in any town which wants to organize one.

Jackie van Bergen said...

Love the name!
We have lots of parties with themes - I can't wait to have a Doo Dah party! Fun!

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

Well there is a do dah parade annually in San Francisco, quite a different gathering than this...a fun take on the theme

Kristin said...

The most dressing up of an animal I ever did was tying a piece of buttered bread to a cat to see if when she jumped off of a table the cat would "always land on her feet" or "the bread would land buttered side down" The cat landed on her feet. Maybe the bread would have to weigh as much as the cat to be a true scientific experiment.

Tattered and Lost said...

I let May 1st come and go without even remembering to turn my calendar page. Oh now I remember why. I was angry at my crazy neighbor who accused me of planning on setting a fire in a pile of brush on April 30th. She made a point of calling the Air Resources Board and fire department about me, though all of it was in her imagination. Hopefully by next May the trees I plan on putting on the property line will have her hidden from me come May Day. I would much prefer to see the lovely images you posted.