New York City’s annual Easter parade takes place along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, on Easter Sunday. This festive and colorful procession dates back to the 1870s. Over time, it became gradually far more popular, especially into the mid-20th century. Easter has been associated with elegant suits, dresses, bonnets, and hats for centuries. Back then, the city's residents would wear their best clothes and stroll in the city after attending church services, wearing their finest clothes. See extravagant Easter Bonnets that stood out along Fifth Avenue in New York.