The Boch Parade: The most bizarre display ever?

Annual celebrations in the Netherlands are underway to celebrate the life of artist Heronimous Bosch

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This Might Be the Strangest Parade Ever



The Boch Parade, aka the most surreal parade on the planet, is taking place right now in the Netherlands - and it's a sight not to be missed.

This annual parade celebrates the world-famous artist Heronimous Bosch, who died 500 years ago. His
works have been described as "wondrous" as well as a "grotesque" because much of his work involved depictions of what he thought Hell was like.

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The video above shows some of the costumes and floats from last year's parade, reflecting some of the well-known images from his work.

First launched in 2010, the Bosch Parade is held each June in Bosch's hometown, Hertogenbosch (colloquially referred to as Den Bosch).

The event's organisers recruit professional artists, designers, composers, and choreographers to build elaborate Bosch-themed floats, which they float down the Dommel River.

In 2015, 18 watercrafts participated in the event, and thousands of onlookers watched the town's self-professed "cruise of the absurd" from the river's banks.



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