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Tournament of Roses - Pasadena, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 34° 08.733 W 118° 09.545
11S E 393141 N 3778901
Quick Description: Perhaps the most famous parade in the world happens here every New Years Day.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2015 6:42:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMNAN8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Tournament of Roses Parade was first held in 1890. The parade rout is 5.5 miles long. Coordinates here relate to the reviewing stands opposite the Norton Simon Museum which is the location viewers normally see when watching the parade on television.

Wikipedia (visit link) adds:

"The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Parade presented by Honda, is part of "America's New Year Celebration" held in Pasadena, California each year on New Year's Day (or on Monday, January 2 if New Year's Day falls on a Sunday). The parade includes flower-covered floats, marching bands, and equestrians and is followed by the Rose Bowl college football game. It is produced by the non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.

Originally started on January 1, 1890, 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. It is seen by millions more on television worldwide in more than 100 international territories and countries. The Rose Bowl is a college football game that was added in 1902 to help fund the cost of staging the parade. Since 2011, the parade has been sponsored by Honda.Accordingly, the car company has the parade's first float, which like all floats, follows the parade's theme.

The 126th edition of the annual Rose Parade i.e., Rose Parade 2015 presented by Honda took place on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 8 am Pacific Time with a theme of "Inspiring Stories". The late Louis Zamperini, represented by his family, was the Grand Marshall of the 2015 parade, whick featured 41 floats, 20 bands and 18 equestrian units with approximately 400 horses."
Name of Source Book: 1,000 Places To See Before You Die in the USA & Canada

Page Location in Source Book: 839

Type of Waymark: Event

Location of Coordinates: reviewing stands across the street from Norton Simon Museum

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

List Available Hours, Dates, Season:
January 1 8 am to 10 am


Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]

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