Some history of the Krakow Dachshund parade

Cracow Dachshund Parade 2010

At the 2010 Krakow Dachshund Parade

Sky News reports:

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

Photos from jgraczynski at Flickr.

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