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The Hat Ladies Easter Promenade is always held the Saturday of Easter Weekend
Our Promenade is respectful of the Easter holiday and welcomes the spring season in a bouquet of hats of all colors. It is called a "Promenade," as opposed to a "parade," since it reflects the grace, gentility, and traditions of Charleston. As The Post and Courier wrote, "It is not walking. It is not sashaying. It is not strutting. It is a leisurely walk taken for pleasure, to display one's finery, etc.' It is "hats off to our Hat Ladies, proud preservationists of promenading."
The public is always encouraged to bring cameras, take a curb side seat, and enjoy the sight!
We invite you toCLICK ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING ICONS so this Promenade can pass you by:
Gathering at Washington Park
Strolling Down the Historic Streets of Charleston
Enjoying The Palmer Home Bed and Breakfast
Lunching at The Mills House and Concert
In keeping with The Hat Ladies' message of fashion and compassion, we also wear a purple silk rose honoring the memory of 17 year old Emily Rose who died of leukemia. The Emily Rose Initiative,has been established as part of the ASCEND Foundation (www.ASCENDFoundation.org.) dedicated to ending cancer. Click on the rose for more details, and to order one for yourself..
Picture the Hat Ladies