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New York City Easter Parade

Last week saw a flamboyant display of fabulously fun accessorising at the annual Easter Bonnet Parade in New York! Taking place along Fifth Avenue each year, revelers donned outlandish costumes and the best array of decorative Easter hats for the greatest display of Easter celebrations.

Attracting thousands of residents and tourists alike, people line the New York streets each year to applaud the participants and take part in the festivities. With  a history dating back over a century, the parade began as a 19th Century gathering of New York’s high society wearing their Easter best after church services, they even incorporated the elaborate Easter floral displays from Church in their own dress. This social tradition gradually evolving to become a feast of cultural expression in America.

With Boardwalk Empire actor Steve Buscemi and band Vampire Weekend taking part in this years bonnet fun, the most outlandish creations included a crown of tulips, a woven bee hive adorned in flowers and a translucent top hat! With the most decadent display of Easter embellishment and accessorising, here are a few of our festive faves…

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