Easter Sunday, as only NYC can do it
Although I missed this year's Easter Parade (work, ugh), I was certainly thinking about it and wondering who and what (as in, "What the heck is she wearing?") I was missing. This got me thinking...the Easter Parade is such a huge tradition--there's even a film about it starring Judy Garland--how did it come about? So I did a little digging, and voila! This blogger, Judy Andreas, sums it all up quite nicely.
The tradition of the Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City began in 1866 after the Civil War was over. People would don their Easter finery and wear bonnets that they had designed. There was a custom of mother-daughter dresses, that has since faded away. (no pun intended) Fashion statements change and it is not inconceivable that the day might come when mothers and daughters will have twin tattoos and matching navel rings. But forgive me....I have strayed from the parade route.