If you were hoping to watch the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day morning, you’ll have to wait another day.
The annual parade usually begins in the morning on January 1st, but it will not take place this year for the 20th time in its 134-year history. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, the parade’s organisers, have made it a tradition not to hold the parade on Sundays. The Rose Bowl Game, which follows the parade, will also be held on January 2 this year.
Here’s what you need to know about this year’s Rose Parade and how to watch it:
When is the Rose Parade in 2023?
The Rose Parade will begin at 11 a.m. ET on Monday, January 2, 2023, in Pasadena, California. The parade’s floats and participants will travel 5.5 miles down Colorado Boulevard.
How to Watch the Rose Parade in 2023
The parade will be broadcast on multiple networks. The Rose Parade can be seen on ABC, NBC, and Univision. It will also be available on Peacock.
Why isn’t the 2023 Rose Parade on January 1?
Since 1893, when the first Rose Parade was scheduled to fall on a Sunday, the Tournament of Roses has had a “Never on Sunday” tradition. According to the Mercury News, the tradition began to avoid scaring horses outside local churches and disrupting church services.