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The history of the Make Way for Ducklings Book & Parade
2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the book, making this year’s festivities that much more fun! In fact, get your copy of the Anniversary edition book and you’ll get an audio CD with it plus and special full-size poster that’s a map of Boston as it was in the 40s and with the ducklings on it.
Visiting the gardens, you will see the cute duck and duckling statues to commemorate this beautiful children’s book, but beyond just the statues, the most special way to pay tribute to the book is to participate in the Mother’s Day Duckling Day Parade and dress up for a unique day out as a family.
The parade begins in Boston Common and traces the path taken by Mr. and Mrs. Mallard in the book. Eight sweet ducks follow, just like the statues indicate. They’re looking for the perfect place to grow up in Boston! So recreate this event by marching with your own ducklings in the parade put on by the Friends of the Public Garden.
Preparing for the Duckling Day Parade
Registration starts at 10:00am and so does play time on the Common.
Bring yourself and your whole family dressed up as ducks and ducklings. You can easily find some great costumes and even just duck bills to dress up on Amazon that can be here in 24 – 48 hours if needed!