Saturday, April 16, 2016

Dragon! Dragon! Dragon!

This is a totally off-topic posting.  No needlepoint!  I just wanted to post the video of the 2016 Dragon Day parade at Cornell University.

The dragon is built by first year architecture students, paraded from the Arts Quad to the Engineering Quad (where the first year engineering students have a phoenix ready as they are great rivals of the architecture students), and then paraded back to the Arts Quad where it used to be burned.  Burning is considered environmentally unfriendly these days.

It is totally silly and a greatly loved Cornell tradition.  Enjoy!

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  1. What a treat! This is the very essence of Dragonishness, complete with neck frill that flaps like an iridescent elephant's ears. I suppose each year believes that its dragon was the best, and in this case they might well be right. Thank you - it was fun.

  2. You are welcome. I love the whole adventure, from the stenciled dragon footprints that suddenly appear on the sidewalks overnight to the anticipation as all of Cornell gathers along the dragon's route to see the latest incarnation to each engineering class's response. This one was particularly nice, though. I love the puppet movements it makes!