Easter Parade

The Easter parade, also known as the parade of hats, is a New York tradition since the end of the 19th century. While the high society ladies went to Sunday church dressed to the nines, a crowd of curious people would gather to watch them enter and exit the church.

Today, it's at the St-Patrick Cathedrale that millions of people get together for this annual event. Those who participate diguise themselves as Easter characters or wear extravagant hats. The New Yorkers appreciate this event where the most excentric looks are encouraged. Even people's pets are diguised to fit in.

The parade is on Easter Sunday and begins at 10am on 5th Avenue between 49th and 57th Street.