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

Military victory paradesEdit

German troops parade down the Champs-Élysées in Paris after their victory in the Franco-Prussian War

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 IIEdit


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 and post-Soviet countriesEdit

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

People in Donetsk celebrate the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, 9 May 2018


United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

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 paradesEdit

United Kingdom sports victoriesEdit

United States and Canada sports victoriesEdit

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.

In addition, a team victory parade is held annually for the MLS champion team yearly in the team's home city.

  • The most recent was the 2019 Seattle Sounders Victory Parade in Seattle, Washington on October 12, 2019.[6][7]

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ "LOOK: Patriots' Parade Attendance". WCVB. WCVB. February 5, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Blues wave overtakes downtown as fans celebrate their team". The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 15, 2019. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
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