The Easter Parade: From Movies to Reality

Easter is a time of joy and happiness, and most of us get together with family and friends to celebrate and rejoice. Easter is celebrated on different dates by the Catholic and Orthodox religions, but they all do one thing in common and that is dye eggs, cook traditional Easter dishes such as, lamb, turkey and many types of pies, as well as have fun in the presence of family and friends.

The Movie: Easter Parade

To give the people something more to enjoy on Easter day the musical called Easter Parade was made in 1948, starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. This movie had some of the stars' best known songs such as: "We're a Couple of Swells" and "Steppin' Out with My Baby," among many others that brought joy and happiness in everyone's home. Today you can purchase an edited special version of the movie Easter Parade," which was released in 2005 and also includes the song "Mr. Monotony," which was not initially in the movie.

The Easter Parades of Today

Today the Easter Parade is an annual event held in the New York City, which is held from Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th street, where the St. Patrick's Cathedral is situated as well, and where most people attending the Easter Parade will attend the services help that day. At the Easter Parade in New York City, you will be able to admire different types of costumes displayed by those in the parade and also the Easter Bonnets, which is in fact the attraction of that day. You can also enjoy different types of specific to Easter dishes made especially for the parade festivities.

Visitors can take part or just admire the festivities of the Easter Parade run mainly by locals who yet again manage to bring a note of originality to the New York City. For the parade the traffic will be closed on the whole course where the parade is expected to run.

Helpful Tips

Plan a different type of Easter this year and visit New York City to join in the Easter Parade along with family and friends. In the evening you can get a copy of the Easter Parade musical, and thus make your Easter day filled with fun and joy from two very different worlds that convey the same thing: get together and rejoice the moment.