Manchester Day in numbers! All the facts and figures behind this year's spectacular Parade

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With Manchester Day now just around the corner we've done some number crunching to bring you all the facts and figures behind Manchester's favourite day of the year.

From the number of parade participants, and number of floats, to the number of dancers, bog bush crickets, little pigs in their houses, and youngest parade participant - this is your one-stop shop for the Manchester Day Parade in numbers.

Manchester Day Parade in numbers:  

The very first Manchester Day with its now legendary parade was held in 2010

It has taken place every year since then except for an enforced two year break due to Covid in 2020 and 2021

2022 marks the 11th Manchester Day

The number of parade participants this year  - 1300

The number of different community groups taking part in this year's parade - 50

The number of floats in the parade this year - 16

The number of dancers who will be dancing their way down Deansgate as part of the parade - 896

The number of musicians who will accompany the parade drumming, fiddling, blowing, and tapping - 298

The number of cyclists propelling wind turbines, horses on trains, and allotments in the arches of Castlefield - more than 30

The number of volunteers - 100

The number of artists helping to design and make the spectacular parade floats - 30

The number of workshop hours spent making floats and costumes for the parade- 41,600

The youngest participant in the parade this year - 5

The oldest participant in the parade this year - 69 (anyone older refuses to say!)

The number of Little Pigs in their houses in the parade - 3

The number of wolves in the parade - 3

The number of bees in the parade - 16

The number of Manchester Argus Butterflies on a bike in the parade - 1

The number of bog bush crickets in the parade - 1

The number of white faced darter dragonflies in the parade - 1

The number of seals in the parade - 1

The number of seagulls in the parade - 1

The number of town hall clocks - 1

The number of gondolas - 1

The number of holidaying horses being pulled by a locomotive - 6

The length of the parade from the first float at the front to the last one at the back - 10 football pitches laid end to end

The number of Mancunians who are expected to join in the fun on Sunday and watch the parade - thousands!

The number of people who have lined the streets to watch the Manchester Day Parade since it began in 2010 - half a million


Councillor Pat Karney, Chair of Manchester Day, said:  "There really is nowhere quite like Manchester, and as anyone who has ever been along to Manchester Day or watched our spectacular parade knows, there is absolutely nowhere on the planet that can match Manchester on Manchester Day.  The atmosphere in the city is fantastic, it's always amazing and the parade never fails to impress and surprise.  It's a day when everyone smiles and the sun always shines.  We've had to wait a bit longer this time for Manchester's favourite day of the year to come round because of Covid - but we're all set now and raring to go and I can't wait for the parade to start.  Come down and join us - you're in for a treat!"

Plan your visit and find out more information about Manchester Day here  

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