Easter Traditions of Yesteryear

Bowerbird Vintage March Email


New York Easter Bonnet Parade

This annual tradition has been taking place in New York City for over 100 years on Fifth Avenue (around 49th to 57th Streets) in Manhattan on Easter Sunday. From the 1880s through the 1950s, New York’s Easter parade was one of the main cultural expressions of Easter in the United States. As seen in the images above, hundred and thousands would crowd the streets – including the rich and famous – using it as occasion to model the latest fashions.
Image Source: From Dean Martin to Judy Garland, vintage photographs reveal the pomp and circumstance of New York’s Easter Parade


Vintage Easter Traditions

Image Source: Vintage Photos Showing How People Celebrate Easter, ca. 1930s-50s

Australians look forward to the Easter holiday period, whether it’s for religious reasons or simply the love of chocolate!
For me growing up in Australia, Easter signified family time. We would all gather for an Easter lunch and an Easter Egg hunt. These days it warms my heart to see my children continue this tradition with their children.
What is your Easter tradition? We would love to know, share it with us over onFacebook or Instagram.


Vintage Easter TraditionsHappy Easter from all of us at Bowerbird Vintage

Vintage Easter Traditions

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