PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s Easter Sunday, which means it’s time to celebrate!
The 87th annual Easter promenade made its way down South Street in Philadelphia. It went from Passyunk Avenue to Headhouse Square.
“We’re having a good time,” said a young girl.
Dozen’s of families also walked together in the parade.
“We just started from the back,” said Monica Kindra. “We’ve just been following along. It’s nice, it’s different.”
Mayor Jim Kenney took part in the festivities.
“We get a chance to see kids and families all dressed up together,” said Kenney. “It’s a very diverse group of people. Not everyone is a christian, not everyone celebrates Easter but they celebrate each other and I think that’s what makes this city unique as opposed to what’s going on in the rest of the country. We are about each other, respect each other and we like to have fun together.”
The bunny seemed to be the highlight of the day for the children.
“We took a picture with the bunny,” said Briana Marie Eva Hernandez. “It was so cool.”
“I liked the bunnies ahead in the beginning,” said Tamana Kindra.
The bunny was so cool that even CBS3’s Chantee Lans spoke with him.
“I come every year because I like to see the outfits,” said the bunny. “I like to see the people and because we like to make it a hoppy Easter and with so many bars that’s around South Street it’s lots of hops.”
There was even a best dressed contest where the winners were announced on the stage.