RICHMOND, Va. -- The coronavirus pandemic did not stop the 13th annual Cone Parade from happening on New Year's Day in Carytown.
However, the Richmond tradition, which began in 2008 and was started by the owner of Aquarian Bookshop, was modified for 2021.
As a result, participants simply gathered outside the bookstore decked out in their cones, and masks, in an effort to try to spread joy and hope.
Organizers said the event is about harnessing good energy since cones are powerful symbols of bringing and focusing energy in sacred geometry.
"The solar system is moving through the galaxy in a spiral," Cone Parade Marshal Nick Lasky explained. "So we are in cones to harness this energy of the universe to bless people with prosperity and excitement and enthusiasm."
Lasky said 2021 marks the start of a new era of new technology and development in medicine and science.