Another Reminder About The Tournament of Roses Parade

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The Tournament of Roses Parade that brings in the New Year is such a Pasadena tradition that some might be surprised that there will be no parade on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  No football game either.   


It’s not due to a lack of funds.  Nor some type of protest statement.  


Even though I have written extensively about the tournament’s Never On Sunday policy, this may still catch some people wondering if the parade and the Rose Bowl Football game have been cancelled.   


You see, the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Football game will be held on Monday, January 2, 2017.


Believe me, evidence of the upcoming introduction to the New Year is easily found throughout Pasadena.  No Parking signs are not difficult to find. Where there is a spot of land available, you’re likely to see a grandstand waiting for spectators.  As you can see in the photo above even in front of churches.


Never on Sunday Rose Parade


From the Frequently Asked Question section of the Tournament of Roses website:



The Tournament of Roses has had a “Never on Sunday” tradition since 1893, the first year since the beginning of the Tournament that New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday. Officials wanted to avoid frightening horses that would be tethered outside churches and thus interfering with worship services so the events were moved to the next day, January 2. Though horses are no longer tethered outside local churches, the tradition remains to this day.


So you can sleep in on January 1 this year and look forward to a parade and a football game on Monday, January 2.   Happy New Year!


Published:  December 28, 2016


Another Reminder About The Tournament of Roses Parade



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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
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Alas, I would have been turning the stations like crazy looking for the parade. Ha. Thanks for saving me the time. Monday it is...

Dec 28, 2016 08:26 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great post and I love the excerpt from the website, re frightening horses.  Happy Wednesday.  A

Dec 28, 2016 08:33 AM #9
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

At least I know where I can tether my pony on a Sunday at the beginning of the year, love that explanantion. Enjoy both your Sunday and your parade and football game.

Dec 28, 2016 09:05 AM #10
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Never on Sunday is an interesting fact. But, I'm sure that's not going to stop the crowds from attending this magnificent parade!

Dec 28, 2016 09:23 AM #11
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
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I enjoy watching the Rose Parade and regret that I have never seen it in person. The problem with that was getting up so early on New Years, LOL. Of course, now I am zonked at 9 PM. My late-night party days are over. All that noise, fireworks, spittooey. Freaks out the cats.

But you can bet I'll be watching the show from Hawaii this year, Michael.

Dec 28, 2016 09:40 AM #12
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Thank you for your comments.   

Dec 28, 2016 09:48 AM #13
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - Okay, fine - but why aren't horses tethered outside of churches anymore? Where do they park them now?

Dec 28, 2016 10:14 AM #14
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Dick Greenberg -- while they are not tethered you can check out the equestrian units on Monday if you watch the parade.  

Dec 28, 2016 10:27 AM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - I spent 2 New Years Eves as a volunteer in high school decorating the floats. Another couple of year with my future husband walking the parade route and countless years taking the kids to Victory Park to see the floats afterward.  I highly recommend doing this one time.  Just dress warmly!

Dec 28, 2016 11:56 AM #16
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Most people have Monday off anyway so it will be a perfect day for the parade and the game. I am glad to know how the tradition started to not have it on a Sunday. Thanks Michael.

Dec 28, 2016 12:45 PM #17
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Michael Jacobs - I hadn't really thought about the 1st being on Sunday this year, and that the parade would not happen until Monday, Jan 2!  Tournament of Roses Parade 2017 - bring it on!

Dec 28, 2016 02:34 PM #18
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good information to know, Michael.  And, I'll make sure to leave my horse home on January 2 to avoid getting him frightened.

Dec 28, 2016 04:32 PM #19
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Michael, you always have excellent information about the parade. I am sure many are off on Monday and it will be both well attended and highly watched on TV. Great history lesson!

Dec 28, 2016 04:44 PM #20
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The full court press is on to finalize all the loose ends for the Rose Bowl Parade.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 28, 2016 06:43 PM #21
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Michael

I guess I never gave the actual day of the parade much thought - not being on the 1st this year was a surprise but you introduced it in a very clever way. I regret never having seen the parade in person - I've heard the crowds are pretty amazing - but will likely just live with seeing it on TV.


Dec 28, 2016 08:00 PM #22
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning, Michael Jacobs - I read the Architectural Guidebook from the link you left. It was very impressive and informative! I think Tournament of Roses is the pride of Pasadena and I would add you do an extraordinary job bringing us up to speed. Truly, your passion for what you do and for the lifestyle in Pasadena is genuine.

Dec 29, 2016 08:57 AM #23
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Thank you very much for your comments.   

Patricia Feager -- I appreciate your question which led me to including a link to the church.  Pasadena has no shortage of great architecture -- and lots of variety too -- so it's fun for me to always be learning and sharing.   

Dec 29, 2016 09:07 AM #24
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

This will be "good to know" for locals or people thinking about traveling in to watch the parade!

Dec 29, 2016 12:25 PM #25
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Thank you very much for your comments....2016 is almost over and on Monday, January 2, 2017 Pasadena CA will once again be "on stage" for the world.   Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2016 09:12 AM #26
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I didn't know as much as all this about the parade. Nice details! :) Love and light!

Jan 26, 2017 11:36 PM #27
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