Sunday, April 20, 2014

On the Avenue

The Easter Parade is but a shadow of its former self. Wikipedia:
Starting as a spontaneous event in the 1870s, the New York parade became increasingly popular into the mid-20th century—in 1947, it was estimated to draw over a million people. Its popularity has declined significantly, drawing only 30,000 in 2008.
The Easter-Parade-that-once-was lives on in the ebullient 1948 musical starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland warbling and belting, respectively, tunes by Irving Berlin.

To see an unapologetic celebration of Easter we must go to a land whose residents seem to admire American culture more than Americans do.

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