What is parade?

  • (noun): A ceremonial procession including people marching.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A parade (also called march or marchpast) is a procession of people, usually organized along a street, often in costume, and often accompanied by marching bands, floats or sometimes large balloons. Parades are held for a wide range of reasons, but are usually celebrations of some kind. In Britain the term parade is usually reserved for either military parades or other occasions where participants march in formation; for celebratory occasions the word procession is more usual. In the Canadian Forces the term also has several less formal connotations.

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Some articles on parade:

Don't Rain On My Parade
... "Don't Rain On My Parade" is a popular song from the 1964 musical Funny Girl ... which is often cited as the ultimate rousing Act One closer (along with another "parade" song, "Before the Parade Passes By" from Hello, Dolly!) It has since ...
Jackson Memorial High School - Marching Band
... The school's Jaguar Marching Band will perform in the 2013 New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California ... Presidential Inaugural Parade for George W ... Bush, Cherry Blossom Parade Washington DC, Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC St ...
Observances Marked By Parades
... Memorial Day New Year's Day Pioneer Day (Utah) - Days of '47 Parade Samhain Ireland Sch├╝tzenfest Solstice Thanksgiving St ... Patrick's Day Puerto Rican Day Parade Army's Day Parade Week - A week of drinking at Binghamton ...
Hollywood Christmas Parade
... The Hollywood Christmas Parade, formerly the Hollywood Santa Parade or Santa Claus Lane Parade, is an annual parade that takes place on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in the Hollywood ... The parade's 3.5-mile route follows Hollywood Boulevard and features various celebrities among its participants ...
Orange Grove Boulevard (Pasadena) - History
... Wrigley's death in 1958, under the condition that their home would be the Rose Parade's permanent headquarters ... today, and serves as the headquarters for the Tournament of Roses Parade ... Boulevard was used as an alternate route for the Rose Parade to avoid an enemy attack ...

More definitions of "parade":

  • (noun): A visible display.
    Example: "She made a parade of her sorrows"
  • (noun): An extended (often showy) succession of persons or things.
    Example: "A parade of strollers on the mall"; "a parade of witnesses"

Famous quotes containing the word parade:

    With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches, which in their eyes is never so complete as when they appear to possess those decisive marks of opulence which nobody can possess but themselves.
    Adam Smith (1723–1790)

    The thing that struck me forcefully was the feeling of great age about the place. Standing on that old parade ground, which is now a cricket field, I could feel the dead generations crowding me. Here was the oldest settlement of freedmen in the Western world, no doubt. Men who had thrown off the bands of slavery by their own courage and ingenuity. The courage and daring of the Maroons strike like a purple beam across the history of Jamaica.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in “the social” our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial cosiness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)