Hundreds participate in annual Easter Promenade

March 31, 2013 3:21:39 PM PDT
Hundreds of people celebrated Sunday with the 83rd Annual Easter Promenade down South Street in Philadelphia.

It was little Robinson's first experience and it was hard to tell what he thought of all of it all.

"No, I think he liked the Easter Bunny, he likes meeting new people and new animals," said Robinson's dad.

The Easter festival is nothing new for the Connolly family. It's a family tradition to craft their own bonnets and compete in the Easter Bonnet Contest.

"We made Easter bonnets with our grandmother each year so we like to continue the tradition every year of making bonnets for Easter," said Kristen Connolly.

Whether it's bonnets, bunny ears or Sunday's best, people came dressed to impress and were prepared to participate in the holiday festivities.

"This year for the first time we are going to invite everyone on the street to join in the parade and do a bunny hop all the way down South Street," said Henry David, Master of Ceremonies.

After the parade, the young and the 'older' gathered in Head House Square for a Best Dressed Contest.

"We won best family," said Cynthia Toung-Nelson.

The Nelson family from Delaware County took pride in their matching pastels.

They were just some of the many bright and hoppy faces on this joyous holiday.