The Rose Bowl Parade also known as Pasadena Tournament of Roses or the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game are the part of New Year celebration organized every year in Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
It is a kind of a festival of flowers, music and sports and is being celebrated from January 1, 1890 i.e. more than 100 years.
To celebrate the festival a tournament of parade and football game is organized and believe me one find much more than just a tournament.
In fact I can say that such a way of greeting to the world on the first day of the year and such a celebration cannot be seen any where else in the whole world. The festival has flower-covered floats, marching bands, equestrians and the Rose Bowl college football game on New Year’s Day produced by the non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.
An event as large as the Tournament of Roses takes about 80,000 hours of combined manpower by 935 volunteer members each year. The Rose Parade is watched in person by hundreds of thousands of spectators on the parade route, and is broadcast on multiple television networks in the United States. The Rose Bowl college football game was added in 1902 to help fund the cost of staging the parade.
Rose Parade 2017 :
In 2017, the 128th Rose Parade Presented by Honda will take place LIVE on Monday, January 2, 2017.