It might be Easter Monday presently in Australia but here, in New York City, it’s Easter Sunday evening.
Unlike our Easters at home which are full of traditions, Church services, friends and extended family, hot cross buns, quiet reflection and then excitement, this Easter has been rather different.
For a start, there was less anticipation and fewer hot cross buns in the lead up. Add to that an unusually busy instead of quiet Good Friday.
Then according to Mr 6, there were no Easter baskets at our hotel and not the usual quota of eggs. (We explained that as there are so many children in Manhattan, space was an issue and the EB needed to ration so he didn’t run out).
Our Easter Sunday began with a modest delivery of eggs and then a walk down 5th Avenue where the traditional but apparently random Easter Parade takes place between 10am and 4pm. The police blocked traffic along 5th Avenue from 49th Street through to 59th Street (which borders Central Park) and then the festivities began.
Instead of formalities or a parade, people who’ve made their own bonnet or dressed up for the occasion walk along and are photographed by all of us snap happy on lookers. There were some great outfits, loads of good natured fun and photos galore. It was a very fun and memorable occasion to be a part of.
Below, I’ve captured some of Easter NYC style. The first few were taken in the Rockefeller Plaza, the rest today on and around 5th Avenue.
I’d love to hear about your Easter in the comments below.
Now I’d love to hear from you! How did you spend your Easter? Are you a fan of the Easter bonnet? Do you love an excuse to pop on a costume?