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Peru: Hundreds get glad rags on, demand National Clown Day recognition01:02

Peru: Hundreds get glad rags on, demand National Clown Day recognition

Peru, Lima
May 26, 2017 at 03:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of clowns donned their silliest shoes, wigs and noses in Lima, Thursday, as they joined an annual parade calling on the Peruvian Congress to recognise May 25 as the National Clown Day.

The parade was traditionally organised by Peru's Cultural Association of Clowns and Circus Artists, with clowns turning out in both numbers and style to honour their profession.

During the parade, performers entertained crowds by playing with puppets and dancing through the capital's historic centre.

The clown parade has been held annually since 2006.

Peru: Hundreds get glad rags on, demand National Clown Day recognition01:02
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Hundreds of clowns donned their silliest shoes, wigs and noses in Lima, Thursday, as they joined an annual parade calling on the Peruvian Congress to recognise May 25 as the National Clown Day.

The parade was traditionally organised by Peru's Cultural Association of Clowns and Circus Artists, with clowns turning out in both numbers and style to honour their profession.

During the parade, performers entertained crowds by playing with puppets and dancing through the capital's historic centre.

The clown parade has been held annually since 2006.

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