As Boston's largest and possibly most diverse neighborhood, Dorchester doesn't lack for representation in the annual Dorchester Day parade.
We'll get to more flags, but first, the world's cutest lollipop giver outer, who went from side to side on Dot Ave. making sure no kid went without a lollipop:
Dorchester's Cape Verdeans showed their pride:
A group of Latin American dancers wore the flags of their native countries in their hair:
Imagine that this bagpiper is followed by a kid wearing a hip holster and a flagpole way taller than him with an Irish flag at the top (your faithful photographer was not able to get a good photo of him):
Even Israeli flags made an appearance - on a float by a group of people who want to see a free Biafra carved out of Nigeria (ed note: See the comments for an explanation):
Of course, flags were hardly the only thing on display at the parade.
A Carrot-American marched for the Dorchester Food Co-op:
No Minutemen groups, but there was this guy:
Plenty of musicians, though:
Lots of politicians, natch, including state Sen. Nick Collins and This Guy:
City Councilor Mike Flaherty marched. Welcome to Dot reports that as he entered Peabody Square, one group began chanting "Four more cars!"
And, of course, dancers:
They had the Wave down pat:
DotOut was, naturally, in the parade again: