By COLlive reporter
Photos by Chili Green
Over 8000 children and their parents participated in the Great Parade and Fair in Stamford Hill, London on Lag BaOmer.
Clowns entertained the children and showed them to their seats. Shloimy Gertner started off the morning with a lively rendition of And Mamamin.
Rabbi Sholom Ber Sudak, organizer of the parade opened the Parade and introduced Rabbi Mendel Gordon, the MC of the event.
He introduced the team of acrobats by explaining that everything in the world was created to serve Hashem. The 12 Pesukim were recited by children of Lubavitch nursery, Gan Menachem, Lubavitch Girls and Lubavitch Boys school.
The Rebbe’s voice was heard in the streets of London as a Sichah was shown on a large 20 m2 screen. Mendel Sudak and Yakov Raskin had invested many hours in making this happen.
The marching band, led by Nosson Negin led the parade from Lubavitch House to the Fair in the park on the main road which had been closed for the duration of the parade.
The Fair lasted from 12:00 – 6:00 at which time the heavens opened and rain poured down. The Fair was the largest Jewish children Fair ever seen in the area, and has been the talk of the town.
During the parade, a mobile app for bus routes and travel times posted a status alert for route 253: “Adults and children take part in Lag Bo’omer street parade. Delays and short holds may occur as the march passes.”