While some celebrated Easter Sunday by attending church services—or sitting on the couch stuffing Cadbury Creme Eggs into their faces—others took to the streets of New York City to revel in the holiday spirit.
Each year, New York City’s Easter Parade draws thousands of participants—some religious, but many not—to Fifth Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets. Attendees typically wear whimsical costumes that take “Easter Finery” to an extreme (think three-foot-tall hats made of wicker baskets, eggs, and pastel-colored flowers).
“New York’s celebration of Easter was an example of counter-culture at its best, mixing Sunday best with Manhattan modern art,” said Steve Williams, who attended yesterday’s parade. He also described the event as “couture meets fairytale whimsy blended together in a fashion only true New Yorkers could pull off.”
In case you missed your chance to observe yesterday’s Fifth Avenue Easter chic, you can check out these snapshots of the parade.