Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival in New York
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What can you expect from the event
The Easter Bonnet Parade is an annual event that happens in New York. Every year during Easter, people wear festive costumes and their best bonnets and participate in the parade along Fifth Avenue. Irving Berlin started the tradition before the close of 19th century. The parade is still going strong and is an excellent opportunity to bring the community together.
When the tradition began in 1800s, the high-society women were the primary participants in the walk, showing off their specially designed Easter Bonnets and well-dressed pets. The walk happened after church on Easter Sunday. Currently, the tradition has caught up to every citizen and people can witness participation from children to the elderly. Every year, the bonnet collection in the parade is truly a remarkable spectacle to behold.
The parade happens on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street. Visitors and tourists usually gather around St. Patrick's Cathedral to get the best view of the parade. People come over to the Easter parade from all around the world. Since the event is not organized, the outfit can range from extravagant to elegant to downright deplorable.
Tickets: The event is free and open to everyone. The parade is not organized, and anyone wearing a bonnet can participate in the parade.
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Event Dates: The event happens on April 5, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and Saint Thomas Church are the best place for spectators to watch the parade.
Fifth Avenue (between 50th and 51st),
Manhattan, NY - 10022.
Make sure you wear an extravagant hat and a festive costume to join the people in Easter Parade. It is an excellent family event and a long-standing New York tradition.
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