Hundreds of clowns put on a happy face for Peruvian Clown Day parade

Hundreds of clowns put on a happy face for Peruvian Clown Day parade

Hundreds of clowns put on a happy face for Peruvian Clown Day parade

Written by Reuters

26 May, 2019 | 2:57 pm

Reuters – Hundreds of clowns painted their faces and donned their wigs, hats, big shoes and red noses to take to the streets of Lima on Saturday (May 25) for the local Peruvian Clown Day.

A long procession of clowns of all kinds wearing all 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, Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story and Pennywise.

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