Easter Parade

Posted on April 5, 2012

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The unfettered materialism of Christmas has obscured the fact that Easter is actually the most important holiday in the Christian calendar.  Back in the day the well-to-do would don their very best for Easter services which meant morning dress for the gentlemen.  In New York City they would then literally parade their finery down 5th Avenue following the services much like the 1946 Irving Berlin song “Puttin’ on the Ritz”.

Happy Easter!

“Esquire” April 1935

“Esquire” April 1936

“Esquire” April 1937

“Esquire” April 1941

Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the 1948 film “Easter Parade”.

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