Latest Parades News

This photo provided by the North Korean government shows missiles during a military parade marking the ruling party congress, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

N.Korea holds huge military parade as Kim vows nuclear might

Jan. 15, 2021 3:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea displayed new submarine-launched ballistic missiles under development and other military hardware in a parade that underlined leader Kim Jong Un’s defiant calls to expand the country's nuclear weapons program. State media said Kim took center stage in Thursday...

Peggy Scott Laborde and members of the Krewe of Oak toast Carnival as the Phunny Phorty Phellows start their 40th anniversary streetcar ride ushering in Carnival at the Willow Street car barn in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, riders socially distanced during their ride. Due to RTA regulations, bystanders were not allowed in the car barn. The Phellows are an historic Mardi Gras organization that first took to the streets in 1878 and ceased parading in 1898. The group was revived in 1981. They were known for their satirical parades and today's krewe members' costumes often reflect topical themes. One Carnival historian has referred to the PPP as the

Pandemic-era Mardi Gras: No big crowds, but plenty of cake

Jan. 7, 2021 12:06 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A subdued Carnival season began Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades that draw thousands of people to the city every year. The Mardi Gras season always starts on Jan. 6 and ends on Fat Tuesday, which this year falls on Feb. 16....

President-elect Joe Biden arrives at St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden inauguration to feature virtual, nationwide parade

Jan. 3, 2021 7:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will include a "virtual parade across America” consistent with crowd limits during the coronavirus era, organizers announced Sunday. Following the swearing-in ceremony on Inauguration Day on Jan. 20 on the west front of the U.S. Capitol,...

Costumed participants take to the streets of their south Philadelphia stomping grounds for a New Year’s celebration of Mummers tradition despite official cancellation of the annual event and a ban on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Ron Todt)

Some Mummers strut despite Philadelphia parade cancellation

Jan. 1, 2021 7:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of costumed performers took to the streets of their south Philadelphia stomping grounds for a New Year’s celebration of Mummers tradition, far from the customary parade route and despite official cancellation of the annual event and a ban on large gatherings due to the...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, health workers react as people applaud from their houses in support of the medical staff that are working in COVID-19 outbreak in Barcelona, Spain. Spain is restoring border controls and severely restricting who can enter the country.  (AP Photo/Joan Mateu, File)

One Good Thing: Highlights of 9 months in tales of kindness

Dec. 28, 2020 11:00 AM EST

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press launched its “ One Good Thing ” series to highlight individuals whose actions offer glimmers of light in dark times. Nine months later we’ve hit every continent except Antarctica to...

Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker, left, dunks past Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Lakers' motivation for repeat: Do it again for LA's fans

Dec. 15, 2020 6:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers returned to do it all again because they would love to do it right this time. Davis and James only needed one season together to restore the Lakers' championship luster. While their achievements in the NBA's Florida bubble will...

Members of a Turkish forces commando brigade take part in a military parade in which Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, looked on in Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. The massive parade was held in celebration of the peace deal with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh that saw Azerbaijan reclaim much of the separatist region along with surrounding areas. (AP Photo)

Iran summons Turkish ambassador over Erdogan remarks in Baku

Dec. 11, 2020 11:43 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran over the Turkish president’s remarks during a visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, which Iran deemed offensive and said support a secession of Azeri ethnic parts of Iran. Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said...

Tournament House, the headquarters of the Tournament of Roses, sponsor of the Rose Parade, is shown Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. There won't be thousands of people watching flower-laden floats roll through the streets of Pasadena on New Year's Day, but the show will go on. Sheryl Crow leads a long list of performers and celebrity guests who will appear in a Jan. 1 television special replacing the 132nd Rose Parade, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Antczak)

Performers set for TV special replacing canceled Rose Parade

Dec. 10, 2020 7:24 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There won’t be thousands of people watching flower-laden floats roll through the streets of Pasadena on New Year’s Day, but the show will go on. Sheryl Crow leads a long list of performers and celebrity guests who will appear in a Jan. 1 television special replacing...

Azerbaijani troops march past during a parade in Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. A military parade has been held in the Azerbaijani capital in celebration of a peace deal with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh that saw Azerbaijan reclaim much of the separatist region along with surrounding areas.  (AP Photo)

Azerbaijan holds parade after Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Dec. 10, 2020 11:19 AM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — More than 3,000 troops took part in a military parade in Azerbaijan on Thursday to celebrate reclaiming control over broad swathes of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding lands in a conflict with Armenia. The parade attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who strongly backed...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, inaugural preparations continue on the West Front of Capitol Hill in Washington, looking at the National Mall and Washington Monument. Health care officials have been warning people for months to avoid parties. But what happens when it's one of America's biggest celebrations of them all _ the swearing in of a new president? (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Inauguration planners rethink how to party in age of virus

Dec. 6, 2020 7:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health guidance to avoid big parties in the age of coronavirus is about to collide with what is typically one of America's biggest celebrations of all: the swearing-in of a new president. While lots of details are still to be worked out, this Jan. 20 is sure to be more subdued than...