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彩色卫兵,
1998
年的大游行

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尼渥拉 (Neewollah)
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Neewollah反过来念,看看是什么字?

是的,万圣节(Halloween)!原先,Neewollah只是一个不同于「不给糖,就捣蛋」恶意破坏行为的有趣的活动。根据1918年的报纸,当年的恶意破坏行为特别的严重,而Neewollah则是为孩童们所创,希望能在万圣节活动中,给他们一个健康的选择。

这项于堪萨斯州独立城所举办的活动,已经由原本的万圣节当夜的庆祝活动,变为一个长达九天的大型庆典!它包括了三场游行、社区音乐剧(如:绿野仙踨The Wizard of Oz)、才艺表演及Neewollah皇后的加冕典礼。另外,节庆中也添加了其他的音乐表演及游戏,如:寻找Neewollah大奖章。这个庆祝活动极受欢迎。这个原本只有11,000人的小镇,在Neewollah举办时,会变成住有80,000多人的拥挤市镇,这也使得它成为该州最大的公开活动。

 
Spell "Neewollah" backwards and what do you get?

Halloween, of course! Neewollah first began as a fun alternative to trick-or-treat vandalism. According to newspapers from 1918, vandalism was especially bad that year, and Neewollah was created to give kids a healthy option for their Halloween activities.

This event, held in Independence, Kansas, has grown from just a Halloween night celebration to a festival that lasts nine days! It features three parades, community theater musical productions such as The Wizard of Oz, a talent show, and the coronation of a Neewollah queen. Musical entertainment and games such as the Neewollah medallion hunt add to the festivities. The celebration is so popular that this town of 11,000 grows to more that 80,000 during Neewollah, making it the state's largest public event.

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