The magnificent 128th event of Tournament of Roses Parade or Rose Parade will officially go live in Pasadena, California, which is few hours before the college football Rose Bowl clash between the No.5 Penn State University Nittany Lions and No. 9 ranked University of Southern California Trojans on Monday afternoon.
Rose parade will go live at 8.AM Pacific Time on 2nd January, Monday 2016. Full coverage of Tournament of Roses Parade can be watched at ABC at 8.A.M or NBC’s network at 8.30 A.M. Hallmark Channel, HGTV and Univision are also broadcasting the Parade. For those looking for Live Stream of Rose Parade can catch it on ESPN3. Even if you just want to listen the full coverage, tune in to Rural Radio on Sirius XM and enjoy.
People interested in catching The Rose Bowl Football game, should tune in to ESPN at 2 P.M Pacific Time featuring Penn State vs USC. This is the 103rd Rose Bowl game.
The 128th episode of Rose Parade will have more than 90 entries, including impressive floats, marching bands, equestrian groups travelling 5.5 mile route which begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard, makes its way down Colorado Boulevard before concluding at Villa Street.
The Rose Parade website beautifully defines the event as “festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world,”
Generally, the event is held on New Year’s Day, but this year brings some change counting the Parade’s longstanding. So “Never on Sunday rule” is being applied for 2017 because New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday.
If you are wondering what is “Never-On-Sunday” rule, then here is an explanation – Parade organizers say it started in 1893 and this was a rule imposed because the parade moved from churches where horses been tied up. The organizers didn’t want to trouble the horses and interrupt church services, so added this interesting “never-on-Sunday” rule” which was applied for Jan 1st 2017.
“to avoid frightening horses that would be hitched outside churches and thus interfering with worship services” according the website.
This year being a special one the theme is also extraordinary – “Echoes of Success,” and Olympians Greg Louganis, Janet Evans and Allyson Felix will be participating for the co-grand marshals on Monday. You will find many floats on display while 19 marching bands will be seen entertaining the parade festivities.
Polakowski is spending 10-hours shifts on decking floats out with eucalyptus leaves, cranberries, red carnations and more. All visible surfaces of the floats must be covered by some kind of plant, Polakowski said.
Be among the hundreds of thousands of spectators to experience the thrill of nature based products. However, if you are driving there then be aware that dozens of streets will be closed because of traffic and parking issues.