Coronavirus outbreak: What is a ‘car parade’?
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Comin’ through!As Americans self-isolate and practice safe social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, a new way to celebrate special moments or milestones has rolled up: the car parade. In a “car parade,” people adorn their vehicles with decorations like balloons, signs and streamers, then drive by a loved one’s residence. (iStock)Since people began sticking closer to home after the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a national emergency in mid-March, the popularity of the festive fad has accelerated, as merrymakers shift gears to celebrate from a distance.AMERICA TOGETHER: UPLIFTING STORIES OF AMERICANS FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHTIn a “car parade,” people adorn their vehicles with decorations like balloons, signs and streamers, then drive by a loved one’s residence. From afar, the car processions often beep their horns, play music and shout well-wishes for birthdays, gender reveals and more. The massive car parade for Charlene Anderson’s 100 birthday. (Ed Allison) Family and friends recently went all-out for a car parade in honor of Charlene Anderson’s 100th birthday in Foley, Alabama. (Ed Allison)It’s certainly a different kind of party than a traditional get-together, but one that practices a safer way