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Wednesday, 21 December 2016


The 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the U.S. The town has thrown the celebration every year since 1785.

Poet/writer Edgar Allan Poe was expelled from West Point, the United States Military Academy, for showing up for a public parade wearing only a white belt and gloves.

The first Mardi Gras parade held in New Orleans is recorded to have taken place in 1837.

Krewe of Kosmic Debris revelers on Frenchmen Street. By Infrogmation of New Orleans 

The first ticker-tape parade took place in New York City in 1886 when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty was dedicated.

Daniel David Palmer founder of chiropractic died after he was struck by an automobile driven by his son, during a homecoming parade at the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa on October 20, 1913.

The first Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in 1924 was organized by store employees and featured animals—including bears and elephants—borrowed from the Central Park Zoo.

The first Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic, the oldest and largest African American parade in the United States, was held in Chicago in 1929.

The Macy's Parade was halted during World War II. There were rubber and helium shortages, so Macy’s canceled the parade from 1942 to 1944. The company deflated its rubber balloons—which weighed 650 pounds total—and donated them to the government.

NBC made the first coast-to-coast NTSC color broadcast on January 1, 1954 when it telecast the Tournament of Roses Parade, with public demonstrations given across the United States on prototype color receivers.

The largest inaugural parade was for Dwight Eisenhower in 1953. It lasted more than four hours.

The Chicago Cubs World Series celebration of 2016 was the largest human gathering in U.S. history and the seventh largest in human history.

The longest parade in the world is the Hanover Schützenfest that takes place in Hanover, Germany, every year during the Schützenfest. The parade is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) long with more than 12,000 participants from all over the world, among them more than 100 bands and around 70 floats and carriages.

Hanover Schützenfest By Frankfour - Wikipedia
Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays: one on her actual date of birth, April 21, and one on June 13, because April weather is too cold for a parade in the UK.

New York is said to have the world's biggest St Patrick's Day parade and celebration, with 150,000 in the parade and an audience of about 3 million.

The people who design the balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are called “Balloonatics.”

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