updated December 2008
MOST RECENT: treble clefs for the Advent calendar previous addition December 2005:
Christmas tree (for Advent calendar 2005)

B birthday
C Christmas
F flowers . food & drink
K kiss
P Caribana parade . Present
W wedding


birthday:
balloons

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Christmas:
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Please go to read about the account of trees from Christmases past

For the Advent 1999 calendar, I drew Christmas trees. If you go to the calendar, you can see that the tree is lit up.

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For the Advent 2000 calendar, I drew a festive house front. If you go to the calendar, you can see that the tree is lit up.
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Advent calendar 2005

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Gabriel appears before Mary:

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Here is another ASCII-animation of tree decoration
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This cat was also featured in the 12 Days of Christmas Calendar 1999.
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<>>8<<>8<><>8<>8<<ejm1999>>8<<>8<><<>8<>8<>
This Christmas present is featured on the front page of the 12 Days of Christmas calendar 2000/2001
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               \|ejm*_*_*_*_*_*12|*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_*|

Also see birthday presents

Christmas balls were featured for the Advent 2001 calendar:
**:ej:m:2001**:***:*:*:****:*:*:*::*:****:**:*:***::**:*:***:::***:*:**
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A house in a forest is the drawing for the Advent 2002 calendar
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I drew this star for my 2003 Advent calendar.
star:

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 *               *           *     *
* * * * * *         * * * * * *           
           *       *             *      *
            *     *       *     *     *        
             *   *  *                *    *   *
              * *                 *          *   
               *             *           *     *   
                                   *               *
                                            *     *  
                                    *                
                              *                     *   
                                              *       *
                                      *               *  
                               
                                       *       *
ejm                                                      *

Bells were featured on the front page of the Advent 2004 calendar.
                                ====
                .'.         ===' 
    ====      =:===:=,   .''. *,,*  *  *
        `====' *,*,*  `===. *;;*          * 
             *e;;;;;;*     *;* `            *
            *j;;;;;;;;*    **     `          *
           *m;;;;;;;;;;*   *        `        *
          *2;;;;;;;;;;;;*  *         ( )     *
         *0;'* , *  *';;;*  *               *
        *0*   ,         *'*   *           *
       *4    ,             *     *  *  *
      *    ( )             *
        *                * 
           *   *   *   *               
                  

Advent 2006 was the year for snow. Here is the snow flake drawn for the first page of the calendar. I like that it is also in the shape of the Star of David.
          ^          
          o          
       \  ^  /       
     o _ /\\ _ o     
      \\//\ \\/      
<< o << ><>>< >> o >>
      /_\// \_\      
    o    \\/   o     
      /   v  \       
          o          
          v          

For Advent 2007, each day presented a puzzle piece. Here is the ASCII-drawing for the front page of the calendar:
      .-.         
 ____(  /)____    
|      // |   |   
|_    //  |   |_  
  `. /,===|     `.
 _,'//    |    _,'
|  //     | .-|   
|_//_     |(__|   
     (   )        
      `-'         

For the 2008 Advent calendar, I drew the following treble clefs:
           |)              
       +---|-------        
       |---|-----------    
       |--/|---------------
       |-|(.,)---------    
       +--`|---------      
          (|  
            ),    _,              
        /\ ) (  o)_(              
 +------|-|-)(-)_(                
 |      |/  ,oo_                  
 |------|-8(--o)(----             
 |     /|  o   ) (                
 |----/-|-------)_|-----------    
 |   |  |_                        
 |---|-(o,-)---------------       
 |    \ | /                       
 +------|-------------            
       ,|                         
      (_|                         
                           8      
                                 o

three wisemen:
  | 
_.|,_
 '|`
  |   
                 m   ~)
                 o    (_/^\                  v ~)
               *-|\    /|~|\    w  ~)        o  (_/^\
                 |_\  / / / |   o  (_/^\   x-|\  /|~|\
                              @-|\  /|~|\    |_\/ / / |
ejm                             |_\/ / / |

Andrew Newman drew the following hill and the star; I added the wisemen and their camels.

                          m   ~)                   v ~)
            |             o    (_/^\               o  (_/^\
           \ /          *-|\    /|~|\    w  ~)   x-|\_./|~|\
          -   -          .|_\.-/ / / |'.,o..(_/^\.-|_\/ / / |'-._.
           / \          .              @-|\  /|~|\
            |       _.-'                 |_\/ / / |
                  .'
              _.-'
-._      __.-'        Andrew Newman & ejm97 
   ''-.-'





advent candles:
               ,
               |
        ,  ,   |   ,  ,
        |  |   |   |  |
        |  |   |   |  |
        |) |(  |  (|  |)
      <>8<<<>8<><<>8<>>8<>
ejm97   V    V     V   V

1st Sunday in Advent
               ,
               |
        @  ,   |   ,  ,
        |  |   |   |  |
        |  |   |   |  |
        |) |(  |  (|  |)
      <>8<<<>8<><<>8<>>8<>
ejm97   V    V     V   V


2nd Sunday in Advent
               ,
               |
           @   |   ,  ,
        @  |   |   |  |
        |  |   |   |  |
        |) |(  |  (|  |)
      <>8<<<>8<><<>8<>>8<>
ejm97   V    V     V   V

3rd Sunday in Advent

              ,
              |
              |  @  ,
           @  |  |  |
        @  |  |  |  |
        | )|( | (|  |)
      <>>8<<>8<><<>8<>8<>
ejm97   V    V   V   V

4th Sunday in Advent
              ,
              |
              |     @
              |  @  |
           @  |  |  |
        @ )|( | (|  |)
      <>>8<<>8<><<>8<>8<>
ejm97   V    V   V   V



I have made a coloured version of the same thing.

There are several Advent and Christmas Calendars; I have created a new Advent calendar each year since 1999 (!) even though each year I claim the calendar will be my last one.... There are only 2 Christmas calendars though.

  ____|____
 | )(\8    | ~---,        ha
 | ) (\8   |      \_,^%--- ha
 |  )(8)(  |       />  \ ha       It's supposed to be holly...
 |  \/ ) ( |   ___/ >
_|_____\/__|_ (# o) >
    /|\        '-~ /|^^
   / | \   ejm97   | \


      (
       \
       /\
       )(\8
       ) (\8
        )(8)(
        \/ ) (
ejm97       \/

I did a non-ascii holly letterhead gif for Christmas95 And I did a different non-ascii hollied letterhead gif for Christmas96
ASCII Christmas card 97:

                 (   (      )  )  (   (       )(
               <>>8<<>8<><>8<>8<<>>8<<>8<><<>8<>8<>
                  V   V    V  V    V   V     V  V

                           (\  _  /)
                           ( \ O / )
                            (// \\)
                               X
                              / \
                             /___\
                               "

                        "And suddenly,
          there was with the angel a multitude of the
    heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the

       highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

                                      _  /)
     (\  _  (\  _         (\  _  /)   o / )         _  /)
     ( \ c  ( \ c         ( \ O / )  \/)\)   _  /)  o / )
(\  _ (/(\/  (/(\/ (\  _   (// \\)    |\     o / ) \/)\)   _  /)
( \ c   /|     /|  ( \ c      X       | \   \/)\)   |\     o / )
 (/(\/ / |    / |   (/(\/    / \      |__\   |\     | \   \/)\)
   /| /__|   /__|     /|    /___\      "     | \    |__\   |\
  / |   "      "     / |      "              |__\    "     | \
 /__|               /__|            _  /)     "     =_     |__\
   "          (\  _   "             o / )  _  /)    ||\     "
(\  _  (\  _  ( \ c  (\  _         \/)\)   o / )    |||\ _ /)
( \ c  ( \ c   (/(\/ ( \ c    _  /) |\    \/)\)     ||||\O/  )
 (/(\/  (/(\/    /|   (/(\/   o / ) | \    |\       ||||\/\   )
   /|     /|    / |     /|   \/)\)  |__\   | \      ||||// \  )
  / |    / |   /__|    / |    |\     "     |__\     |||/  __\|
 /__|   /__|     "    /__|    | \           "       |__: //| |
   "      "      (\  _  "     |__\
    (\  _        ( \ c         "  !                   -
    ( \ c  (\  _  (/(\/            \ _  /)          (   )
     (/(\/ ( \ c    /|          ___ \O /  )           -\ _  /)
       /|   (/(\/  / |         /   \/|)   )           - \O / )
      / |     /|  /__|        |   ./||\  )   _____  ( & )/)\)
     /__|    / |    "          \___/ | \    /\ | (_)  -\/|\ 
       "    /__|                /|\  |__\   -- |         | \
    (\ _      "                       "       /|\        |__\
   (  \O     ______________    (\ _ /)                    "
  (   /\/  (\_-_____________) (  \O/@ )                 (\_  /)
  (  /  \_(  \O /___________| (  _|/_ ) \  _ /)        (  O @  )
   |/__    ( /_oo-#=        |  (/( )_\   \-O/  ) _ /)  (   \|_ )
   | |\\  :|(/| \/      _ /)  ;/_)_(_     \_\  ) O/  )  ( / |_\
 (\ _        ||__      |O/  )  _(   )      \|\) /|   )   / ( )
(  \O /      | |\\ =#-@@|   ) /  /  /     __\  / |\ )  ;/__)_(

( /_oo-#=            \/ |\ )     _  /)   //| | __||V      (   )
 (/| \/  (\ _         __||V   ___O / )        //| | _  /) /_|_|
  ||__  (  \O /      //| |     \ \/  )  _ /)    )>==O / ) '  '
  | |\\  ( /_oo-#=               |\ )   O/  )      \/)\)   _ /)
 (\ _     (/| \/               __||V   /|   )        |   .-O/  )
(  \O /    ||__     ejm97     //| |   / |\ )       __|| (=) )  )
 ( /_oo-#= | |\\                      __||V       //| |  \(/|\)
  (/| \/                            //| |               ___||
   ||__                                               // | |
   | |\\
There is a coloured version of the same thing. There are more angels playing instruments on the "Music and theatre" page.
Santa and his Reindeer:

YOU BETTER WATCH OUT

Y
OU
B
ET
TER
WATC
HOUTYO
UBETTER
NOTCRYYOU
BETTERNOTP
OUTIMTELLING
YOU WHY SANTA
CLAUSISCOMINGTO
TOWNHESMAKING
ALISTCHECKINGIT
TWICEGONNAFIND
OUTWHOSNAUGHTY
ORNICESANTAC      L AUSI
SCOMINGTOTOW       NHESEE
SYOUWHENYOU        RESLE
EPINGHEKNO         WSWH
ENYOUREAWAK        EHEKN
OWSIFYOUVEBE       ENBAD
ORGOODSOBEGOO     DFORG
OODNESSSAKESYOUBETTERW
ATCHOUTYOU BETTER NOT
CRYYOUBETTER NOT 
POUT IMTELLINGYOU
WHY  S  A  N  T  A
C   L    A     U   S
ISCOMINGTOTOWNYOUBETT
ER WATCH OUT YOUBETTER
WATCH OUT YOUBETTERNOTC
RYYOU BETTER NOT POUT IM
TELLINGYOUWHYSANTACLAUSIS
COMINGTOTOWNHESMAKINGALIST
CHECKINGITTWICEGONNAFINDOUT
WHOSNAUGHTYORNICESANTACLAUSI
SCOMINGTOTOWNHESEESYOUWHENYO
URESLEEPING HE KNOWS WHENYOU
REAWAKEHEKNOWSIFYOUVEBEENBAD
ORGOODSO BE GOOD FORGOODNESS
SAKESYOUBETTER WATCH OUT YOU
BETTERNOTCRYYOUBETTERNOTPOUT
IM    TELLING    YOU     WHY
S  A  N  T  A  C  L  A  U  S
ISCO
MING
TOTOWN                   ejm


 {_} {_}        {_} {_}        {_} {_}        {_} {_}  |-|() |-|() |-|()  %%%-`@ 
'-=\'-=\       '-=\'-=\       '-=\'-=\       '-=\'-=\          #  &     \_5') _  ______    
   \\__\\____(    \\__\\____(    \\__\\____(    \\__\\____(   [_]@(x)_&_( / )/    __________
  _|/-_|/---\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_   \[_][ejm98]__/  ________
  \   \        \ \   \        \ \   \        \ \   \        \    __|______|___

The above version is too long for the newsgroup alt.ascii-art so here it is divided in half:

 {_} {_}        {_} {_}        {_} {_}        {_} {_}  |-|() |-|() |-|() 
'-=\'-=\       '-=\'-=\       '-=\'-=\       '-=\'-=\          #  &    
   \\__\\____(    \\__\\____(    \\__\\____(    \\__\\____(   [_]@(x)<=
  _|/-_|/---\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_   \[_]____
  \   \        \ \   \        \ \   \  ejm   \ \   \        \    __|___


                                                  _
     {_} {_}        {_} {_}  |-|() |-|() |-|()  %%%-`@
    '-=\'-=\       '-=\'-=\          #  &     \_5') _  ______
__(    \\__\\____(    \\__\\____(   [_]@(x)_&_( / )/    __________
-\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_  _|/-_|/---\\_   \[_][ejm98]__/  ________
    \ \   \        \ \   \        \    __|______|___

and here's another try at shortening it:

 {_} {_} 
'-=\'-=\ 
   \\__\\____(
  _|/-_|/---\\_
  \   \        \
      {_} {_}
     '-=\'-=\
        \\__\\____(
       _|/-_|/---\\_
       \   \        \
          {_}
         '-=\  {_}
            \\'-=\(
           _|/---\\____(
           \    _|/---\\_                    |-|()
                \   {_}  \          |-|()
                   '-=\  {_}              |-|()   _
                      \'-=\\(                   %%%-`@
                     _|/---\\____(   #  &     \_5') _
                     \    _|/---\\_ [_]@(x)_&_( / )/ 
                          \        \ \[_][ejm98]__/  ________
                                       __|______|___
You can also see Rudolph by clicking on his name.
candy cane:

        ,-.   
     ,-((||
    ((\\ ||
       _\||_
      (_`x;_)
        /\\
       ( |\\
ejm      ||\\
         ||

flowers:

   daffodils:

       ( <{       }>         _  <{   \ <{
        \| )     _ | /        )/      \| /7 
  ejm ,,,|/, ,,,(,\|(,, ,,,,,,(_,,, ,,,|/,,,,,

   daffodils in pots:


  ( <{       }>         _  <{   \ <{
   \| )     _ | /        )/      \| /7 
  __|/__   ( \|(___   ___(__    __|/__ 
  \    /     \    /   \    /    \    /
   \__/ ejm97 \__/     \__/      \__/


   vase of daffodils:


            }>
          }> |<{
        _}>| ||<{ 
       ( \||<{|| |<{
      _ }>|||||| |  /7
       \ |<{|||}>| /
       ^\^|^\^|^|^/^
         \\| | //|/
          \ |\/ /
           \ ||/
ejm 97      )|(
           /___\

   lily:

              __/)
           .-(__(=:
        |\ |    \)
ejm97   \ ||
         \||
          \|
           |


               __/)
            .-(__(=:
            |    \)
ejm97 (\__  |
     :=)__)-|  __/)
      (/    |-(__(=:
    ______  |  _ \)
   /      \ | / \
        ___\|/___\
       [         ]\
        \       /  \
         \     /
          \___/


   lily and primrose on table:

           __/)
        .-(__(=:
        |  _ \)
  (\__  | / \
 :=)__)-|/ __/)
  (/    |-(__(=:
     _  |  _ \)
    ( \ | / )     * _
       \|/      _*|/_)
      [_~_]    ( \|/ )
       \ /       \~/
     [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX]
ejm97 |               |
      |               |


   tulips in pots:


  ( U         U       _  U    \ U 
   \| )     _ | /      )/      \| /7 
  __|/__   ( \|(__   __(__    __|/__ 
  \    /     \   /   \   /    \    /
   \__/ ejm96 \_/     \_/      \__/


   a vase of tulips:


             Uu
        _ uU ||U
       ( \||U||| u
       _ UU||||| | /7
        \|||||||U|/
       ^\^|^\^|^|^/^
         \\| | //|/
          \ |\/ /
           \ ||/
ejm 96      )|(
           /___\

poppy
           ,--.
         .`    '.
        (   ()   )
         `'    `'
ejm        `--'\                 


roses


             @
             (@)
        _(@(@)(@)
       ( \||(@)|(@)
       _(@@||||| | /7
        \||||||(@)/
       ^\^|^\^|^|^/^
         \\| | //|/
          \ |\/ /
           \ ||/
ejm         )|(
           /___\


           ,--.
         ,`, - '.
        {{ {{c } }
         `'` - `'
ejm        `--'\, ,-.
                \/,_/ 
                 \

food & drink:

   pie:

        ~^^~~~~~^^^~~^^~~^
       <vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv>
ejm96   \________________/


   wine:

                        {}
         _      _       ||
        |_|    |_|      )(
        \ /    \ /     |__|
ejm96    |      |      |  |
        _|_    _|_     |__|


                        {}
                        ||
        ___    ___      )(
        \ /    \ /     |__|
ejm96    Y      Y      |  |
        _|_    _|_     |__|

   champagne:
                          *
                         *
        *       *       []
         _*    *_       ||
        |*|    |*|      ||
        |_|    |_|     |  |
        \*/    \*/     |__|
ejm 97   |      |      | *|
        _|_    _|_     |__|   =(}


                        {}
        *       *       []
         _*    *_       ||
        |*|    |*|      ||
        |_|    |_|     |  |
        \*/    \*/     |__|
ejm97    |      |      |  |
        _|_    _|_     |__|

   martini:

                           o
                     -.___/
        ___    ___    |  /|
        \o/    \o/    |_/_|
ejm 97   Y      Y     | / |
        _|_    _|_    |/__|


  soda water:
                          *
                         *
        *       *       []
         _*    *_       )(
        |_|    |_|     (* )
        \*/    \*/     |_*|
ejm 97  _|_    _|_     |__|

 highball

I made this as a suggestion for a signature for someone whose name is Highball.

      .-.
     ( +_)_
      `|'  | 
       |~~~|
       |'  | .    |  |     | |
       |'  | | (| || |) (| | |
       |   |   ,|
       |___|
   ejm |___|


      .-.
     ( +_)_
      `|'  |
       |~~~|                           _                 _    _
       |'  |  _             | ||      | ||              | || | ||
       |' =| (_))  ______   | ||___   | ||__   ______   | || | ||
       |  =| |_|/ (_((_| |  |_|' |_|/ |_|_)_))(_((_|_|/ |_|/ |_|/
       |__=|        ,,_|_|/  @ISPremoved.com   
   ejm |___|


   bread (French stick), cheese and grapes:


    ejm96                      ^           8888
  ____ ____ _ ___ ______      /o \       8888888---__
 (____)____)_)___)______)    /__o_)    88888888      ---


   grapes:


           8888
ejm96    8888888---__
       88888888      ---


   peaches:

       &_     _ %
      ((_)&_ (_)) 
ejm96     ((_)


   chicken:

              __
            _/  \
ejm97    :=<_)__<)


   party table:

  I
  I        )
 | | Y Y  86 /\
 |_|_|_|_888/_o)_
[________________]
|                |
|ejm98           |


   cookery items:

        ____                    ________
        \  =|-                 [________]
        |  =| |    __          |        |
  ejm   |__=|-    (__)======O  `.______.'


        ____             ________
        \  =|-          [________]
        |  =| |     _   |        |          __
  ejm   |__=|-  O--(_)  `.______.' O=======(__)
               /|\
             (/(|(\

                                  \\\
        ____               ________```
        \  =|-            [________] \    
        |  =| |     _     |        |  \           __
  ejm   |__=|-  O--(_)    `.______.'   \ O=======(__)
               /|\
             (/(|(\

 wine tasting:
         _
        / \
       (___)
        ` ,
         Y
   ejm  _|_


 =( )-( )
     \   
     _\
 `   / \
  \ (___)
   `.\ /
      Y
    ,---.
   ,----'
   ,-----'
    ,---'
     /_\


    ,,,,,,
   ,,,,,,,,
  ,,
  ,==( )-( )
 ( `    \   
  \,    _\
    `   / \

     \ (___)
      `.\ /
         Y
       ,---.
      ,----'
      ,-----'
       ,---'
ejm     /_\  


    ,,,,,,
   ,,,,,,,,
  ,,
  ,==( )-( )
 ( `    \   
  \,    _\_
    `   /  \
     \ (____)
      `.\  /
         \/
       ,---.
      ,----'
      ,-----'
       ,---'
ejm     _|_ 


    ,,,,,,
   ,,,,,,,,
  ,,
  ,==( )-( )
 ( `    \   
  \,    _\_
    `   /  \
     \ (____)
   ,| `.\  /
 _/ \    \/
  \  \ ,---.
   \/`,----'
      ,-----'
       ,---'
ejm    )_|_ 
      /   /

         __
        /  \
       (____)
        \  /
         \/
       ,---.
      ,----'-.
      ,------'
      ,----'\
      `---'  )
ejm    __|__(
        _\___\
        \     \

             ))))))
            ((((((((
             )    )))))
            / *   (((((
           /_      ))))))
         __  )     ((((((
        /  \ >      )))))
       (____)'_ .' ((((
        \  /    \    \
         \/     \     \
       ,---.
      ,----'-.
      ,------'
      ,----'\
      `---'  )
ejm    __|__(
        _\___\
        \     \

            )))))
           (((((((
            )  )))))
           / * (((((((
          /_    )))))))
          _ =   (((((((
         / \'_.  )))))))
        (___) \ (((((((
         \ /   \___\
        __Y    )    \
       }--B_  /      \
  ejm   }-B_\         \
          \  \
              \

            )))))
           (((((((
            )  )))))
           / * (((((((
          /_    )))))))
          _ =   (((((((
         / \'_.  )))))))
        (___) \ (((((((
         \ /   \___\
        __Y    )    \
       }--;_  /      \
  ejm  }-;|_\         \
          \  \
              \

            )))))
           (((((((
            )  )))))
           / * (((((((
          /_    )))))))
          _ =   (((((((
         / \'_.  )))))))
        (___) \ (((((((
        _\ /   \___\
       }--;_   )    \
       }-;|_\ /      \
  ejm     ) |         \
         /__'
        /   |



            )))))
           (((((((
            )  )))))
           / * (((((((
          /_    )))))))
          _ =   (((((((
         / \'_.  )))))))
        (___) \ (((((((
         \ /   \___\
          Y    )    \
         _|_  /      \
  ejm  (((( |         \
        \\\v|
         \  |
          ) |
         /__'
        /   |

            ))))))
           ((((((((
            )  ))))))
           / * (((((((
          /_    )))))))
          _ =   (((((((
         / \'_.  )))))))
        (___) \ (((((((
         \ /   \___\
          Y    )    \
        /)|)  /      \
  ejm   \-`-)         \
         \  |
          ) |
         /__'
        /   |

            ))))))
           ((((((((
            )  ))))))
           / * (((((((
          /_    )))))))
          _ =   (((((((
         |_|'_.  )))))))
         \_,  \ (((((((
          Y    \___\
        /)|)   )    \
        \-`-) /      \
  ejm    ) |          \
        /__'
       /   |
      /


kiss:

  first kiss:

                ,,,
           .-. /- ;;
          (((()=,;;\_  
          ))))  """-'`.
         (((((\__/ )   \
         |/\ _,_/ /\    \
         `\ )=---'  )    \
          )/  \`   /______|
          / '  \ ` /      |
         /  '   \  `. /|  |
        /   '       _` |  |
       /____!____.-' | \  \
         ( ) ( |  |  |  \  \
 ejm      )(  )|  |__|   \__\
          ||  |`_  /_)    /__)

                ,,,
           .-. /- ;;
          (((()=,;;\_  
          ))))  """-'`.
         (((((\__/ )   \
         |/\ _,_/ /\    \
         `\ )=---'  )    \
          )/  \`   /______|
          / '  \ ` /      |
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Caribana parade:
Every summer in Toronto, there is a big parade called Caribana. It lasts all day with Caribean bands playing and hundreds of people coming to watch and dance. The paraders dress up in fantastic costumes.
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Some of the people in costumes play instruments as well.

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Other parades:
Macy's Thanksgiving parade
parade of elephants
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