The Rose Bowl Parade is also called the Tournament of Roses Parade. It is celebrated on the day of New Year which is on 1st January every year in America. It is celebrated in Pasadena in California, United States of America. The Rose Bowl Parade includes marching bands, floats which are covered with flowers, and a unit that on horse backs. The event is followed by the Rose Bowl college football game that is part of the Rose Bowl college football tournament.
The Rose Bowl Parade started in the year 1890 on 1st January. It was watched by many people that day. The Rose Bowl Parade is currently viewed by hundreds of thousands of people. It is broadcasted on many television networks in America. The Rose Bowl Parade is viewed by people all over the world in millions and in more than 100 countries. To help in the funding of the Rose Bowl Parade, the Rose Bowl football game was introduced to the event in the year 1902. Honda has been the sponsor of the Rose Bowl Parade since 2011. The latest Rose Bowl Parade in 2017 had 44 floats, 19 horse back units with around 400 horses, and twenty-two marching bands. The Grand Marshals for the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade were Janet Evans, Greg Louganis, and Allyson Felix.
The Rose Bowl Parade has been going on more than a 100 years. It has become the festival of flowers, happiness, games, and music. It has changed into America’s own way of welcoming the New Year every year. The Rose Bowl Parade has become a greeting to all the people in this world. It has become a symbol of love and respect.
The Rose Bowl Parade needs a lot of work to finally be carried out in front of its viewers. It takes 80,000 hours of work to finally be carried out. The not for profit Tournament of Roses Association provides the volunteering people who help and make the Rose Bowl Parade happen. The volunteers are given many responsibilities like directing visitors on New Year’s Day, conducting the press conference for the media and giving presentations. These volunteers wear white suits and are called the ‘White Suiters’.
The next Rose Bowl Parade will be sponsored by Honda and it will be held in the city of Pasadena, California. It will start at 8 AM on 1st January 2018 and will be the 129th parade.