While adults like to see children participating in this parade, it helps children to see adults doing the same.
The adults dance because they want to. Their energy expended is palpable. You can see them breathing hard when the parade stops for a moment. They put their hands on their hips and look down at their feet.
Dancing, their movements are precise, yet flowing. Old time costumes are colorful, proper, and hand made.
It is a shame that what used to be common is now brought out only once a year for a parade.
Returning to the past is like trying to stuff a Genie back into a bottle.