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Sydney Easter Parade 2013

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Before you start counting down the days till next year, you can prolong your Easter celebrations by heading to Hyde Park and nearby Sydney streets on Saturday April 6 for the annual Sydney Easter Parade.

The event brings together Christians of various denominations who want to celebrate the real meaning of Easter - the resurrection of Jesus. It began twenty years ago as an Easter Sunday March, but anyone who came along in the early years will find it now has a much more fun, youthful atmosphere.

Paraders in the 2012 event


Last year, the Sydney Easter Parade saw 1200 people parade through over a kilometre of Sydney's streets, carrying colourful flags and banners, wearing costumes or walking on stilts alongside giant inflatables. Thousands more lined the street to watch.

This year, over 3000 people are expected to participate, with more giant inflatables, animal costumes, a marching band, stilt-walkers and a whole lot of creative and colourful displays, which should create a pretty special sight.

Last year's parade


The day will start at 10.00am with a Pre Parade Event at Hyde Park (opposite Sheraton on the Park). The parade itself will begin at 11.30am, heading along Market Street, George Street, Bathurst Street and then Elizabeth Street. At 12.30pm, with everyone back at Hyde Park, the Post Parade Celebration will begin, with the entire event set to end at 3.00pm.

Both of the events at Hyde Park (which are free to attend) are set to be even bigger and better than last year, with fun activities organised by Christian groups, schools and churches of various denominations.

Carry On performing at Hyde Park in 2012


If you're not involved in any of these organisations but still want to lend a hand, you may be interested in volunteering. Just fill out the online form here before Saturday March 23 and you will be sent an information pack containing further details.
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Why? It's all about celebrating the meaning of Easter
When: Saturday April 6, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Where: Hyde Park and various Sydney streets
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I think the heart mascots turned up for the wrong event. Or maybe they are just recycling their Valentine's costumes.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12594) 2653 days ago
I love this parade, it's a really nice thing to do with the family. The hubbie is even keen to go again this year.
by Jillb (score: 0|3) 2667 days ago
lovely article
by Joy (score: 3|1910) 2651 days ago
Turkish gozleme team will be there this year too!! Looking forward to the day!!
by serap (score: 0|3) 2655 days ago
Good to know.. didn't know it was starting in a different place this year.
by romica (score: 1|83) 2655 days ago
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