What Is The Origin Of The Word Parade?
It comes to English from French, where it traces back to a Middle French word meaning "to prepare." And the original English-language parades did indeed require preparation. When the English started using the word parade in the mid-1600s it referred—as it did and does in French—to a pompous show, an exhibition.
In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “parade” is defined as: a public celebration of a special day or event that usually includes many people and groups moving down a street by marching or riding in cars or on special vehicles called floats.
When you think about parades you think of marching bands, large balloons in the shape of our favorite cartoon characters, the newly elected beauty pageant queen, and maybe the Mayor or another town official among many other possibilities.
NOW what do you think a Unicorn Parade would be like?