The Annual Shanghai Parade in Lewisburg WV

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Real Estate Agent with Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker WV0026375

 

On January 1, the Shanghai Parade in historic Lewisburg, WV. is the first parade of the season that has been going on since the Civil War.

This is a 150-year tradition when anyone can enter the parade and dress up in their own wacky costume and walk with many others in this unique, extemporaneous parade.

 

Shanghai Parade 2017, Lewisburg WV

 

It was a sunny and warm day for a parade with temps in the mid 40s.  This annual New Year's Day parade featured colorful costumes and creative participants.  The streets were lined with families and friends enjoying a fun parade.

 

Shanghai Parade Lewisburg WVIn previous years our fire chief, Wayne Pennington had dressed as the New Year's Baby for 20 years and has walked in the parade in sub-zero weather. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

new year baby 2017, Shanghai parade in Lewisburg wvThis year, our mayor John Manchester, dressed as the New Year's Baby. Lucky for him it was 45 degrees and a sunny day.  These babies you don't want to see but once a year!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's a parade without the American flag?

Shanghai Parade and the American Flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shanghai parade, girl scouts, lewisburg wvThe Girl Scouts were out reminding us that the cookie sale begins soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the shanghai parade 2017, lewisburg wvThere were cars of all models, firetrucks, bicycles, scooters, and other types like this one pictured here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, we had entries for dogs, goats, and horses. And, following behind the animals were the pooper scoopers keeping our streets clean  :)

 the shanghai parade animals, lewisburg wv

 

See you next year for the 2018 Shanghai Parade in Lewisburg, WV. In the meantime, if your need a Realtor to assist you in buying or selling a home in historic Lewisburg, WV,  give me a call at 304-520-2133.

 

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Great posting. Any history why or how it is called Shanghai Parade?

Jan 08, 2017 09:36 PM #1
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That looks like a really fun parade, I would have really enjoyed being there!  Seeing the guy dressed up as baby New Year reminds me of a party that my parents had and dressed me up as baby New Year.  I think I was somewhere between 5 and 8, but I just remember not enjoying it, haha.

Jan 09, 2017 05:48 AM #2
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Those baby New Year folks are a blast...

Jan 09, 2017 06:14 AM #3
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Rebecca, this looks like such a fun parade, you can see all of the support the community shows. The New Year's Baby made me giggle, how fun and even better that they're willing to do it. The Mayor really got lucky with the temperature. 

Jan 09, 2017 07:00 AM #4
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Sam Shueh - The Shanghai parade is a 150-year tradition, where people dress up in their own wacky costume and walk with many others in this unique, extemporaneous parade.

Jan 09, 2017 07:30 AM #5
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Brian England - I bet at that age you were embarrassed to go as the new year's baby

Jan 09, 2017 07:32 AM #6
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - yeah and seeing them once a year is fine with me

Jan 09, 2017 07:33 AM #7
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Amanda S. Davidson - the Shanghai parade on New Year's day is a good time for the community, and a good way to start out the new year with friends and neighbors.

Jan 09, 2017 07:34 AM #8
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Good morning Rebecca. So much fun. My question is where did the name come from?

Jan 09, 2017 07:48 AM #9
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Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® Those 'New Year's Babies' really have alot more courage than I would have to be as undressed in public as that! BLAH! Just lost my appetite for a bowl of chili!

Jan 09, 2017 08:59 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson - no one really knows. A Scottish-Irish celebration some say. It has been an annual parade for some time.

Jan 09, 2017 09:18 AM #11
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 - I'm with you, no way would I be a new year's baby for the Shanghai parade.

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