Confetti parade

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Confetti parade in Chicago in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts , August 13, 1969

A confetti parade ( English ticker tape parade ) is a festival that is held in numerous US cities to celebrate outstanding events or people. In general, however, it is mostly associated with the city of New York . Large amounts of appropriately prepared paper are thrown onto the street by buildings. This creates an effect that visually resembles a snow storm.


The first confetti parade happened spontaneously in New York on October 28, 1886, the opening day of the Statue of Liberty . When the parade, the New York Stock Exchange was happening, Trader tons of cast stock ticker -Papierstreifen (Engl. Ticker tapes ) out the window. The city administration began to organize such parades themselves at the beginning of the 20th century. Some of the people who have been honored in this way include Theodore Roosevelt , Gertrude Ederle , Albert Einstein, and Charles Lindbergh . Most of the confetti parades took place after the end of World War II to celebrate the end of the war and numerous generals and admirals.

Parades in honor of foreign heads of state visiting New York were often held in the 1950s. In the following decade, the number of parades fell sharply. Due to technological developments, stock market ticker paper strips were increasingly out of use. They have been replaced by waste paper from shredders , and the city also provides confetti . Nowadays, confetti parades are rarely held, usually at championship celebrations of a local sports team.

Web links

Commons : Confetti Parade  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. New York City ticker tape parades' long tradition , November 5, 2009
  2. ^ The Sights and Sightseers . In: The New York Times , October 29, 1886. Retrieved February 15, 2010.