I think I’ve worked out what’s going on now.
It’s Mardi Gras. The town has a half day holiday. The kids get dressed up as Superman, Zorro, the devil or a princess, as do some of the adults. They have actors on stilts.
They close off the town square and throw confetti at each other. They blow up huge balloons and chase each other about the street in a massive inflatable translucent cube. There’s a green snake involved somewhere too, but that might be a caterpillar.
At the end, they inflate more huge, long, thin balloons from which more confetti spews forth.
OK. So I haven’t worked out what’s going on, but I’m sure that Freud would have something to say.
Lent begins tomorrow.