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Celebrating Monrovia's Birthday 

Every year, we look forward to connecting with our community members and partners to celebrate Monrovia’s birthday. But given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to change what that celebration looks like this year.

This was a really tough call to make – Monrovia Days is one of our town’s favorite ways to get together and celebrate our hometown and recognize the scholars and champions who have worked so hard all year. But our first priority is to do our part to help protect the health and safety of all our community members and partners, just like you! We explored many ideas to keep the parade and other parts of our event, but it just didn’t feel right to move forward when we couldn’t include everyone.

In place of our usual parade, carnival and live - local entertainment we have planned a unique experience for you to {virtually} join your friends and neighbors and wish Monrovia a happy birthday right from the comfort and safety of your home.

This year we will be creating a commemorative video with birthday wishes from you, our community that will be aired during a special Facebook Watch Party on May 16, 2020. To participate, we are asking you to send in short videos with Happy Birthday Monrovia wishes from you and your family.
And while we will not be able to have our traditional parade and other festivities, you can show us your Monrovia pride by sending us a video of your own parade in your backyard or living room or how your family does a pie eating contest – we would love to see how you celebrate! In the meantime, we appreciate your patience and understanding while we all navigate this difficult time together. Stay well neighbors, we look forward to hearing from you!

  1. For best results, please use the landscape/horizontal position for recorded video submissions. Your smartphone camera is a great option! 

  2. Video length: limit your video length to no more than 20 seconds. Short clips are best… think TikTok style!

  3. Lighting: Use a well-lit area so we can see you

  4. Keep it family- friendly. Remember – this is for our whole community, young and old and we want everyone to be able to enjoy it!

  5. Before submitting your video / photo rename the file to the following format:​​                                              [CATEGORY]-[LASTNAME]-[HOUSENUMBER].jpg                                                                                                           Click here for to learn how to rename files on your smartphone

    • For Monrovia Birthday Wishes (EXAMPLE:  WISHES-JONES-1482.jpg)

    • For Parade photos and videos (EXAMPLE:  PARADE-DIAZ-970.jpg)

    • For Pie Eating photos and videos (EXAMPLE:  PIE-LEE-634.jpg)

  6. By submitting your video / photo agree that you have read and understand the following terms of the release: I hereby authorize the Monrovia Days Committee and those acting pursuant to use any photo, video and/or voice to be used at the Committees discretion in Monrovia Days publications and/or websites. The photographs and/or video footage may be edited but will not be digitally manipulated to change its content. I release the Committee and those acting pursuant to its authority from liability for any violation of any personal or propriety right I may have in connection with such use. I understand that all such recordings, in whatever medium, shall remain the property of the Committee. I waive any right to compensation for my appearance in these printed documents, videos or web sites in any and all future uses of the photographs and/or video footage.

To our fellow community members and partners,

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 7, 2020 at 11:59pm

For questions, please contact Ashley Gonzalez at 


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