Dogs or Dachshunds come from all corners of the country to participate in the parade which first took place in 1973.
The annual parade was then not taken well by Communist authorities as it thought to be anti-communist and anti-establishment, yet organiser Agnieszka Kuczynska explained how the authorities came to misunderstand the parade’s meaning.
‘The first march was very unusual. The Sausage Dogs arrived at the parade in carriages and waiters served sausages on silver trays. It’s true that the editor in chief of Przekroj Magazine, Mieczyslaw Czuma, who initiated the event, could have faced serious consequences. He was held accountable for provoking the authorities and ridiculing the May 1st parade. Of course this was not his intention but in those days the authorities were not ready for this kind of event, so it was banned. In 1994 it was brought back again,’ she said.
After the fall of Communism in Poland, Cracow’s local radio station decided to bring the parade back and give the tradition a second lease of life.
Now, can anyone tell us what this dog is dressed as?
Unidentifiable costume at Krakow 2010 Dachshund parade
The “Sit, Bark, Sip” happy hour includes $3-$5 snacks for both you and your pooch, as well as cocktail and beer specials. (Duke might want to hold off on the Cosmos though.) There will be a costume contest for the pooches, as well as an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records for the most dachshund wiener dogs in costume. The event will take place on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. http://www.blvd16.com/
Wish we all could be Southern California Dachshunds. Far away wiener dog lovers await the photos.
Update: Over the past few years, Halloween costumes for dogs have become seriously popular. Amazon has dozens on offer, ranging from hot dogs to pumpkins to princesses. You could even turn your princess into a pumpkin or — if you have two dogs — make them a pair.
With just days to go before Howl-o-ween, here’s some inspiration for those of you who haven’t yet figured out how to dress your Dachshund.