- "...because today is Empire Day, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the galaxy's salvation, when our great Emperor Palpatine ended the Clone Wars and founded our glorious Empire. On Lothal, Governor Pryce has commissioned a parade."
- ―Imperial HoloNet anchorman Alton Kastle
A parade was a celebratory event where people, vehicles, and even creatures would march in a ceremonial fashion to commemorate a particular event. After the planet Naboo was liberated from the Trade Federation, the Naboo and the Gungans held a parade in Theed to celebrate their victory and mark their newfound friendship. Fifteen years after the rise of the Galactic Empire, the planet Lothal celebrated Empire Day with a parade in Capital City.