Floats
In The 2018
40th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade
San Francisco, California

Parade floats were first introduced in the Middle Ages when churches used pageant wagons as movable scenery for passion plays. Artisan guilds were responsible for building the pageant wagons for their specified craft. The wagons were pulled throughout the town, most notably during Corpus Christi in which up to 48 wagons were used, one for each play in the Corpus Christi cycle. [from wikipedia]
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Lavish Feathers
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Reunião da Velha Guarda
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(Date Photographed: 14:14:01 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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The Reunião da Velha Guarda float featured two lavishly feathered women posing at the back.


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Fruits
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(Date Photographed: 11:29:12 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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The Sherman Elementary float featured colorful slices of fruits and vegetables.


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Mexican Village
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(Date Photographed: 11:32:53 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Serving Children Youth Families and Seniors Since 1954 decorated a float to resemble a plaza in Mexico.


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Sitting Band
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Instead of a marching band, Mixtiso Latino Indo-Afro-Mexican staged a sitting band on the front of their float.


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Garbage Truck
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Naturally, the Recology float would be an antique red garbage truck.


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Seated
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The Tradición Peruana Cultural Center float was subdued, with nearly everyone seated.


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Lively Band
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The La Cumbiamba Colombiana featured a lively band with singers and dancers.


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Arch Over Band
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The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts float carried a band. The decorations arched over the band.


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Roller Skate
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The float for The Church of 8 Wheels (Roller Disco) was in the form of a huge roller skate.


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Lavish Float
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Comparsa: 40th Anniversary Cultural Circulo
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(Date Photographed: 11:16:32 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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40th Anniversary Cultural Circulo had a lavish float with a sign on the front that read, "Delights by Lisa Bakery."


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