Europa-Park in southwestern Germany recently held a big parade to celebrate opening a new section of the theme park, devoted to Ireland.
Horses pawed the ground and bagpipers played. And right in the middle of it all, a large Arab family worked its way through the crowd to get nearer to the musicians.
The children pulled excitedly at their parents’ sleeves. Two boys made videos with their mobile phones. Girls in headscarves pointed nervously at a pack of Irish wolfhounds approaching with their handlers.