Another year for the new celebration, Marche Du Nain Rouge. If you don't know what the Nain Rouge is, here is a brief description of what it is:
Over 300 years ago, around the same time the city of Detroit was founded, an evil was discovered in and around the city. An evil that has plagued the people and the city, and even wrecked havoc upon the founder of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. This ‘evil’ was said to have been a Nain Rouge, other wise known as the “red dwarf of Detroit.” This malevolent spirit cursed generations and brought ill tidings for many Detroiters. It wasn’t until La Marche du Nain Rouge, held the Saturday closest to the vernal (spring) Equinox, did the people of Detroit come together to abolish the Le Nain Rouge — until his fearful return the following the winter Solstice.
“Best New Detroit Tradition” -Metro Times
The Marche went on at the Cass Corridor at Traffic Jam bar. The turn out was great this year, and I predict it will be an ongoing tradition for years to come.
We will be going every year we can! And expect more coverage in the future about this new tradition for the Detroit city.