Kentucky Derby Traditions
Today is the day for the Annual Kentucky Derby.*
*Not to be confused with the Pinewood Derby for Webelo Cub Scouts, which also is an annual event.
One of the traditions of the Kentucky Derby is flowers. There are brightly covered flowers all over the place.
People will come from all over the world to be at the Kentucky Derby today. There are traditions upon traditions to be carried out today.
Why did some of the travel almost half –way around the globe to be there? One of the traditions is to be seen at the Kentucky Derby. There will be movie stars, politicians, and royalty there… far separated from the commoners of course. You are nobody if you are not seen at the Kentucky Derby.
Here is Hugh Hefner and some of his girl friends to prove he is still has it, money, that is.
How do you get to be seen at the Kentucky Derby? Wear a very loud hat. I’m sure there are hat-makers known for their hand-made bold brightly color one-of-a-kind hats and they probably have a waiting list years long.
Also, I think it would be a faux pas to be had been seen wearing the same hat two years in a row. That is where Fred’s Pimp-Haberdashery- On -Wheels can help you out.
The food and drink is also a tradition at Churchill Downs that day. Of course, there will be gallons of mint julep and Kentucky bourbon drank that day. Kentucky barbecue beef and pork will be daintily gobbled up. The Derby has its own special way of making hamburgers and barbecue chicken. And I bet there will be Kentucky Fried Chicken there too.
If you watch the events unfold on live TV you will hear some very heart warming stories. There will be some tragic stories with sad endings and some long-shot winning stories, with of course, happy endings.
Long-shot? That reminds, me there is another Kentucky Derby tradition. I forgot what it is. Wait! I got it!
They also have a horse race.