There’s a lot to love about Manchester. And now we have an annual Manchester event that seems to improve each year, getting more raucous, more entertaining, and simply put: more Mancunian.
The 2016 Manchester Day came to a close last Sunday night with firing rockets (from the town hall roof, nonetheless) and thundering percussion in Albert Square’s grand finale.
Not to be deterred by the rain, the show gave an appropriate send off to the day-long, celebrations. The theme this year was Eureka, which was a nice tie-in with the city’s 2016 European City of Science status.
Earlier in the day, Mancunians and otherwise celebrated in the thousands as they witnessed the larger than life parade that twisted and turned between Liverpool Street and Exchange Street under grey, albeit dry, skies.
Albot, the official mascot for the event, led the way as over 2,000 performers, as well as dozens of dazzling floats, entertained the masses. The journey came to an end by a replica of Manchester Museum’s own T-Tex, Stab.
Although the day was a rip-roaring success, that doesn’t mean that our celebration of Manchester should stop there. Ours is a city worth celebrating all year round. With new venues opening up all the time, giving us increasing opportunities to socialise and meet new people, there is always a reason to be thankful for being a Mancunian (original or adopted).
If you like meeting new people, why not try a free Manchester event with Social Circle. Whether you enjoy going out on a weekend to visit one of the many bars and restaurants in the city centre, fancy a night at the movies, or prefer to do something outdoors, such as a countryside walk on a Sunday afternoon, there is always an opportunity to get out there and enjoy Manchester and its surrounding areas.