Watching the October 3 Parade
Netherlands, Leiden, Grand Parade October 3 celebrations, October 4, 2010
The siege of Leiden, October 3 - the Grand Parade, part of the October 3 festivities in Leiden, commemorating the siege of Leiden during the Eighty Years' War in 1573 and 1574, when the Spanish attempted to capture the rebellious city of Leiden and ultimately failed.
October 3 is celebrated every year in Leiden. It is a huge party, with an enormous funfair and the Grand Parade, each year with another theme.
It is fun and a wonderful opportunity to observe the spectators.
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