- Title: Clowns take over Lima streets for parade to mark Peruvian Clown Day
- Date: 25th May 2017
- Summary: LIMA, PERU (MAY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) HUNDREDS OF CLOWNS PARTICIPATING IN CELEBRATION OF PERU'S CLOWN DAY PROCESSION OF DANCING CLOWNS DRESSED AS INDIGENOUS WOMEN CLOWNS IN THE STREET CLOWN DRESSED AS EDWARD SCISSORHANDS CLOWN AS SMURFETTE PUSHING STROLLER CLOWN DRESSED AS VENEZUELAN "AREPA" SELLER CAPTAIN AMERICA CLOWN ON MOTORBIKE WAVING AT CHILDREN IN SCHOOL SCHOOL CHILDREN WAVING BACK FROM WINDOWS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CARLOS CASIANO, DRESSED AS "CAPTAIN AMERICA" CLOWN, SAYING: "We started 14 years ago in this beautiful art and each time we are more excited to be evolving artistically, for whom? For the children, we like to make them have fun and for the adults to feel like children again, through smiles. That's why I chose this character, who is also going to make people smile and create many memories for the children and especially for the adults. That's why I'm Captain America." CASIANO TAKING SELFIE WITH POLICEMEN IN BACKGROUND
- Embargoed: 8th June 2017 19:24
- Keywords: Peruvian Clown Day parade clowns
- Location: LIMA, PERU
- City: LIMA, PERU
- Country: Peru
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IC7VPF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of clowns painted their faces and donned their wigs, hats, big shoes and red noses to take to the streets of Lima on Thursday (May 25) on the locally celebrated Peruvian Clown Day.
A long procession of clowns of all kinds and colours made their way through Lima's downtown streets bringing smiles to area residents as well as their fellow clowns.
The clowns celebrate Peruvian Clown Day every May 25 to mark the death of Tony Perejil, known as "the clown of the poor." Carrying a multicoloured tent, Perejil used to visit Lima neighbourhoods in the 1980s to spread joy but spent his last days alone and bedridden in a hospital.
The jesters came in all shapes and sizes, happy and sad and some even dressed as clown superheroes, Smurfette and Barcelona Football Star Lionel Messi.
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