Rose Parade “Never on Sunday”
Rose Parade, the 128th, is never held on Sunday. Therefore, instead of the parade usually being viewed on January 1, 2017 New Year’s Day, the celebration will be held the following day, on January 2, 2017. The “Never on Sunday” tradition was created in 1893. The parade officials wanted to avoid frightening horses that would be waiting outside churches. This was done also to help interfering with church services. Although horses are no longer ‘parked’ outside churches the tradition remains to this day.
Rose Parade an Exciting, Annual Event
Each year thousands of people participate in the Rose Parade. They do everything from designing a float, to completing paperwork, financing the float, building something beautiful, and making certain it is ready for send off the day of the event. The parade offers a festival of flowers, music, and sports that might be the greatest in the world. The combined number of hours of manpower needed to put the parade together is about 80,000.
This years parade will feature 40 float entries that will participate in the event. The annual event is presented by Honda. The theme will be “Echoes of Success.” The 40 invited floats include Shriners Hospitals for Children, The Bachelor, Trader Joe’s, City of Los Angeles, American Honda Motor Co., Kaiser Permanente, and 24 Hour Fitness, to name a few.