The famous Rose Parade in Pasadena

The Rose parade also known as The Tournament of Roses Parade is annually held in Pasadena, California. It is a must watch festival of flower-covered floats in different themes and motifs, marching bands, equestrians and the Rose Bowl college football game on New Year’s Day, created and produced by the non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.

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one of the beautifully designed floats
Rose Parade Program of Activities in 2006

admission ticket

Though it is broadcasted and televised by various television networks, it is still different when you see and watch it in person, the reason why thousands of spectators witness this spectacular event every year. It first started on January 1, 1890 and continued till present day, year by year the celebration is becoming more exciting to watch.

The state’s mild winter weather which makes flowers bloom all year round is showcased in the floats which is why this festival is getting to be even more popular through the years. Games are held in the town park with bands marching all over the town making the whole city turned out for the event.

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the 50th anniversary float of Disneyland
mom and dad in Rose Garden

My mom and dad truly enjoyed the state-of-the-art floats decorated with high-tech animation, covered with lush flowers. It’s a fascinating and breathtaking sight to treasure and remember. The parade has been a staple of American history and following the same route for centuries. Surely, it will be awesome and more exciting to watch and view it again this 2013 🙂

 

 

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