Victory parade

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A victory parade is a parade held to celebrate a victory. Numerous military and sport victory parades have been held.

American troops parade down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, after the Liberation of Paris in August 1944

Military victory parades[edit]

Among the most famous parades are the victory parades celebrating the end of the First World War and the Second World War. However, victory parades date back to ancient Rome, where Roman triumphs celebrated a leader who was militarily victorious. In the modern age, victory parades typically take the form of celebrating a national victory, rather than a personal one.

In the former USSR including the Russian Federation victory parades are held annually in every major city celebrating the victory of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War (1941–1945).

Allies of World War II[edit]


Soldiers marching in the parade
  • 2015 China Victory Day Parade, September 3, 2015, a military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day of the Second World War.



Le défilé de la Victoire, le 14 juillet 1919, by François Flameng

Soviet Union / Post-Soviet Countries[edit]

Parades are traditionally held on 9 May to celebrate the victory in World War II over Nazi Germany.


United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

A MIM-104 Patriot tactical air defense missile system is towed by a heavy expanded mobility tactical truck in the National Victory Celebration.

Sports victory parades[edit]

United States sports victories[edit]

Cities hosting the winning sports team in one of the four major league sports will host a victory parade in the city that the team represents.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cheering fans greet World Series champion Houston Astros". Sportsnet. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "IT'S A CELEBRATION! Houston Astros victory parade and rally turned into epic party". ABC 13. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "LOOK: Eagle's Parade Attendance". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia Inquirer. February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Penguins' victory parade largest parade in city history". WPXI. June 16, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 

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