by Kimya Oliver
Last week marked the 133rd Rose Bowl Parade.
Last year, due to COVID-19, the parade was postponed. Despite the spike in cases of this virus, the parade is back this year.
The Rose Bowl Parade is also known as America’s New Year Celebration.
The Rose Parade travels 5.5 miles down Colorado Boulevard and includes floral decorated goats from corporations, non-profit organizations, municipalities, etc. These companies are from all around the United States.
It takes a lot of volunteers and long hours to complete a float. It is estimated to take 60 volunteers to work 10 hours a day to complete a float in a week and a half.
This year’s Rose Parade theme was “Dream. Believe. Achieve.”
The winner of the float contest was a float called Feed Your Soul. This float is from Louisiana and won the Wrigley Legacy Award for the most outstanding display of floral presentation.
After people watched the Rose Parade they were able to wind down and relax to watch some football.
The Utes were leading most of the game until the Buckeyes came back in the last few minutes of the ball game to win 48-45.
This year there were around 88,000 fans in the stands.
The Rose Bowl isn’t just a two-day event. Every year, the Rose Bowl has a Flea Market event where 2,500 vendors can come and sell products they choose. Vendors sell coveted antiques, rare vintage finds, and today’s up-to-date trends in fashion. This Flea Market has been around for over 50 years.
All of these fun events are located in Pasadena, California.
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