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The 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed "The Power of Hope," will take place at 8 a.m. Pacific Time on Jan. 1, 2020 in Pasadena, California, and features spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, high-stepping equestrian units, and majestic floral floats.

LHM will once again have a float entry in the parade, this year under the theme of "Anchored in Jesus." This year's LHM float will feature its first-ever underwater scene with several fish depicted, an anchor made into a cross, and Jesus standing at the wheel guiding and directing the course of life, providing hope and stability as the solid cornerstone in the unstable, shifting sands and troubled waters of daily life. The hosts of LHM's Sentido Latino podcast, Deaconess Noemi Guerra and her father, Rev. Luciano Vega-Ayala, will be among the riders on the float.

Thanks to the International Lutheran Laymen's League's Southern California District, the LHM float is a 70-year tradition in the longstanding New Year's event. As the only Christian float in the parade, it carries on a mission to provide a Gospel witness to viewers everywhere, from the parade route along Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard to televisions all over the world. The Tournament of Roses Parade is watched live on television by approximately 40 million Americans and by millions more people in 150 countries.

For the best viewing of the parade, HGTV shows the parade in its entirety on cable TV. Check your local listings for time and channel. The LHM float will appear as the ninth float in the parade and the 20th unit.

Visit for more information about the float and the nearly 5,000 Petal Pushers volunteers who decorate the LHM float and eight others.

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