The 134th annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023, due to the tradition of never holding the parade on a Sunday.
By News Desk
This tradition dates back to 1893, three years after the Rose Parade’s inception, when the parade organizers faced a dilemma as New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday.
The organizers feared that the parade would spook the horses located outside of churches for Sunday services. The “Never on a Sunday” exception has been observed ever since. This year’s parade theme is “Turning the Corner.”
The parade will feature 39 unique floats, and former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords will serve as the Grand Marshal.
Pasadena’s on-street dining
The City’s on-street dining program will not slow down preparations for the Rose Parade. To get ready for the parade, the traffic control barriers that create the on-street dining areas along the parade route will be removed by the City beginning Thursday, December 15 and reinstalled as early as Friday, January 6.
Source: City of Pasadena. Edited by Ann Hunnewell
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