When we talk about New York, it is a city where numerous events are organized. New York really lives 24 hours a day and the most important events in the country are organized here, which are followed all over the world. This page contains a list of events that are organized in this city, and depending on the season in which you visit New York, you can choose which events you want to visit.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York has been widely popular for a long time. This Christmas tree enchants tens of thousands of people who gather in front of the Rockefeller Center every year to admire its lighting on Christmas Eve. Not only New Yorkers, tourists as well have established the tradition of visiting the Christmas Tree every year. About 50.000 LED lights that are 8km long decorate the tree, and you can follow the lighting ceremony on the Internet or on live TV – millions of people tune up to the ceremony.
Thanksgiving is an important day for all Americans. Even though it is special for New York, other states, countries and cities also celebrate it. It has been a tradition for more than 90 years in the US, and children love it. Main attractions is the Thanksgiving Day parade with big balloons with pictures of cartoon characters. With music, dancing, singing and large balloons, New Yorkers and many other guests parade through the streets of New and remind themselves what they are thankful.
Halloween originates in the USA, and for the last couple of years Europeans celebrate it as well. October 31 is the date when the whole of America puts on a costume. New York has a special Halloween parade. It is believed that many Halloween traditions were influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, which are believed to have pagan roots. Even though it is celebrated just days before All Hollows’ Day, Halloween is not a part of Christian canon.
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on 17 March. The parade goes through Fifth Avenue. The parade that is more than 1.000 years old celebrates Irish heritage. This is considered the liveliest holiday in the city. It is not only celebrated in Ireland, but everywhere where there are Irish communities. The legend says that St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century, and that he was British-born. Pirates sold him as a slave when he was a child. He built many churches in his lifetime. The legend also says that St. Patrick also banished all snakes from Ireland and that is why there are no snakes there today.