Ticker tape parade

A ticker-tape parade (English ticker tape parade ) is a festivity that is held in many U.S. cities to celebrate outstanding events or people. In general, however, it is associated primarily with the city of New York. Here are thrown into the streets of buildings from large amounts of shredded paper. This produces an effect similar to a snow storm.


The first ticker-tape parade took place in New York spontaneously on October 28, 1886, the opening day of the Statue of Liberty. As the parade, the New York Stock Exchange was happening, threw Trader tons of ticker paper strips (English ticker tapes ) out the window. The city government began in the early 20th century to organize such parades itself. Among the people who have been honored in this way include Theodore Roosevelt, Gertrude Ederle, Albert Einstein and Charles Lindbergh. Most confetti parades took place after the end of World War II, to celebrate the end of the war and many generals and admirals.

In the 1950s, parades were often held in honor of foreign heads of state, who were in New York for a visit. In the following decade the number of parades fell sharply. Due to the technological development stock ticker paper tape came increasingly into disuse. It was replaced by waste paper from shredders, and the city is additionally available confetti. Nowadays confetti parades are rarely held, usually at a local champion celebrations sports team.