The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses, is an annual parade held in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day. It features elaborate floats, marching bands, equestrian units, and other participants, all covered in flowers and other natural materials. The Rose Parade has a long history, dating back to 1890, and has become a staple of New Year’s celebrations in Southern California and around the world.
The 1976 Rose Parade took place on January 1st, 1976 and featured a variety of floats and participants. Some notable entries from the 1976 parade include the Cal Poly Universities float, which featured a giant rocket model, and the Tournament of Roses Band, which performed a selection of musical pieces. The theme of the 1976 Rose Parade was “People, People Everywhere”, and was meant to celebrate the diversity of humanity.