Event – Millinery: From 18:30-19:30 EST(Eastern Standard Time) 29th November 2018, NYC(New York City) St Catherine’s Day Parade kicks off at Bryant Park, New York, NY 10036, United States

NYC(New York City) St Catherine’s Day Parade is taking place from 18:30-19:30 EST(Eastern Standard Time), 29th November 2018 at Bryant Park, New York, NY 10036, United States.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 from 18:30-19:30 EST

Bryant Park, New York, NY 10036, United States.

Celebrate St. Catherine’s Day with the Milliners Guild! Wear a hat and help us celebrate an old-world millinery tradition with 21st century style & panache!

This is an annual event that is free and open to the public. Wearing yellow and green is encouraged but not required.

We will be meeting at Le Carrousel at Bryant Park at 6:30 pm for photos and carousel rides. Please note the carousel will be closing at 7 pm.

Around 7:30 pm, we will “parade” over to Grand Central Station. Milliners Guild Members will be having dinner and drinks at the Oyster Bar. Additional reservations are welcome:
Contact the restaurant at 212-490-6650

St Catherine is the patron saint of unmarried women, potters, lace-makers, dressmakers and milliners. By the early twentieth century, Paris fashion houses had established November 25th, Saint Catherine’s Day, as a celebration of women’s work in the dressmaking and millinery trades, as well as an opportunity to recognize the unmarried women who had reached the age of 25.

The day’s celebrations often included a parade of young women to a statue of the Saint, to whom they would pray for a husband. The “Catherinettes” wore outrageous hats made by their friends, typically in yellow and green. In the couture ateliers of Paris during the 1920’s and 1930’s, the day was a highly anticipated occasion and a festive display of talent and camaraderie. Many French ateliers, including Dior, Chanel, Hermes and Givenchy, still celebrate the day with fanciful hats and a parade.

The Milliners Guild in New York City has hosted an annual St. Catherine’s Day soirée since 2008.