Easter Hat Parade

A tradition that dates back to at least the 1890’s and started with people walking around and admiring (or showing off) the Easter finery which includes the Easter hat. It takes place on Fifth Avenue from 47th to 57th streets – in front of all the big churches. Today the parade has deviated some from it’s origins, people still come out but the hats are more like costumes. One NY Times archived article called it a Halloween-like festival in the spring. After taking in the sights, we went to mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Here are some pictures from the street.Cathedral HatCathedral Close-upBunny got run over by a taxi.See his tongue sticking out…

Easter bunny caretaker – see the carrots


Easter Bonnet Chicks (they’re name, not mine, they even had cards)

These carrot hats had bubble machines inside!

Ladies on the church steps.

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