Updated 10:44 am, Sunday, April 1, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — If it’s Easter Sunday, there must be hats.
The annual Easter Parade has turned Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue into a spectacle.
Some people are wearing elaborate, outlandish hats with flowers and feathers. Others are making it a whole look, adding clothes and costumes. And of course, there are pets in festive wear as well.
The event, more of a promenade than a parade, is a take on a New York City tradition that dates back to the late 1800s. In those days, the city’s richer residents would wear their best clothes and walk along after attending church services.
Judy Garland and Fred Astaire made the procession well-known in the movie, “Easter Parade.”
Other events marking the day include the Easter Bunny joining skaters at the rink at Rockefeller Center.
Published at Sun, 01 Apr 2018 17:42:07 +0000