Tournament Of Roses

January 2, 2012 by staff 

Tournament Of RosesTournament Of Roses, Just Imagine…Not a question of tradition for it has been here since 1890. The Rose Parade 2012 absolutely is the biggest New Year event in the United States. However, this time around, the Rose Parade is not actually January 1 but January 2? What is the reason behind the Tournament of Roses adjusting into January 2?

The New Year fell on Sunday and according to the tradition that was acted upon in 1893, there is no Tournament of Roses to avoid interference on religious activities. Rose Parade is Never on Sunday. Many might have sought for the Rose Parade yesterday and probably some are wondering if today is January 1.

A tradition that features 43 floats that are designed to suit the eyes of the beholder with millions of people watching along the route and even hundreds of millions on television. Furthermore, there’s nothing to deny to the fact that there are also 21 marching bands and 26 equestrian units with about 400 horses. Tournament of Roses’ 2012 theme is “Just Imagine…”. Some of the readers probably might be saying, “Just imagine if I am there”.

Rose Parade will always be a part of the American culture as the people cherish the event annually. This is the most prominent parade around the world that it is being covered nationwide through ABC tv channel. Of course, there were people who already preempted the route so the they can get a better glance of the parade.

Rose Parade 2012 start time is at 8:00 PM PST. Surely, the Rose Parade will always be the biggest event in Pasadena, California yearly. Capping up the Rose Parade is the Rose Bowl football game of Wisconsin vs Oregon that will start at 2:10 PM ET.

One of the most anticipated floats is of the Girl Scouts for it marked its 100th year anniversary. The float is sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that honors the work and life of actress Elizabeth Taylor.

After the Rose Parade the most awaited Rose Bowl from the Big Ten Champion and Pac 12 Champion. Wisconsin Badgers face Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl 2012. A complete television viewing as we start new year.

Here is the History of Rose Bowl

Every January, the world focuses its attention on Pasadena, Calif., home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. It’s a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere in the world. The Tournament of Roses is more than just a parade and football game. It’s America’s New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that has thrived in Pasadena since 1902.

The 123nd Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Just Imagine…,” takes place on Monday, January 2, 2012, at 8 a.m. (PST), featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands from throughout the nation. At 2:10 p.m. (PST), the 98th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO showcases the Big Ten Conference champion and the champion from the Pac-12 Conference.

Known as the oldest of bowls, the Rose Bowl Game kicked off a myriad of college football legacies in 1902. Since then, the game has been home to 17 Heisman Trophy winners, produced 29 national champions, featured 193 consensus All-Americans and honored 101 college football legends by inducting them into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.

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