The 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade will be held in Pasedena, CA on Monday, January 2, 1012.
This year marks the 123rd year for the parade, and one of the few instances when the “never on Sunday” rule will be in effect. Traditionally, the Rose Parade, and the accompanying Rose Bowl Game, are held on January 1st. However, in 1893 it was decided that the parade would be held on a Monday whenever January 1st falls on a Sunday, in order to prevent conflicts with Sunday church services. The last time the “never on Sunday” rule was applied was in 2006.
This year, the parade, which will be seen in the US, Canada, and in 200 countries across the globe, celebrates the theme of “Just Imagine…” It will feature marching bands from all across America, celebrated equestrian units and, of course, dozens of magnificent floats covered in flowers.
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