NYC Celebrates Easter With Parade

Revelers participate in the annual Easter Day procession on 5th Avenue Sunday in New York City.

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Revelers participate in the annual Easter Day procession on 5th Avenue Sunday in New York City.
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The parade attracts thousands of people who gather in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral wearing colorful hats and costumes.
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The parade tradition began as a 19th-century gathering of New York's social elite in their Easter best after church services.
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A stretch of Fifth Avenue near the cathedral was closed to vehicle traffic to make way for the Easter Parade.
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Two women play with hula hoops during the parade.
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Creative headwear, such as this elaborate hat, is big part of the parade.
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