The 128th annual and traditional Tournament of Roses Parade which started January 1, 1890, will be live from Pasadena, California at 8:00 am PT or 11:00 am ET on MONDAY, January 2 this year instead of January 1st, Sunday 2017.
The reason it will be on Monday is a long standing tradition that the parade never be on a Sunday since 1893 the first year the parade fell on a Sunday. This tradition was put into place so they could avoid scaring horses that were hitched outside of churches in that day and disrupting church services. So the next day was arranged for the parade to commence.
According to Wickipedia “128th Rose Parade presented by HONDA will feature 44 floats, 19 equestrian units with approximately 400 horses, and 22 marching bands. ”
If you can not be there in person you can see the spectacular event, check who will be broadcasting the parade Here
The first parade was started by members of Pasadena’s Valley Hunt Club and has been a tradition every New Years Day since then with the exception of the Sunday tradition.
These floats are amazing and should not be missed. They are decorated with only the most beautiful flowers and artificial flowers are not allowed. Every inch of the float must have all natural materials like seeds, seaweed nuts and of course Roses, hence Rose Parade.
Gather the family for this wonderful and beautiful event….
Happy New Year,
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Photo Courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Parade