Like most people, I look forward to watching the Tournament of Roses Parade each New Years Day. So, after a leisurely breakfast, a pot of coffee, taking up time with the dogs, I reached for the TV remote and turned on the channel guide to see which channel would carry the parade.
Duh! It wasn't listed.
So I did a google search on the internet to find the right channel. This year is it on Monday, January 2. I clicked on a "Never on Sunday" link and learned why it isn't today. The parade goes back to the late 1800's. It was agreed that it would never be held on a Sunday because it was feared the parade would disturb the horses tied up in front of churches along the route!!! That rule still holds today. I would guess it has lasted this long due to Sunday being designated as NFL coverage! I note the college bowl games that are usually on New Years Day are also delayed until tomorrow.
Stroll down memory lane
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