Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November every year. This is one of the brightest and long-awaited events! It is visited by whole families. It’s nice that the tradition continues to develop – new participants join the event every year. What about you?
The first parade took place in 1924. It happened in Manhattan, the founder of Macy’s – an American chain of stores. It was an amazing and unusual spectacle for many: 250 thousand people came to see the parade with their own eyes. Since then, it has been held annually and on an enviable scale. After 3 years, they began to use giant balloons inflated with helium. They were so massive it was breathtaking! Not everyone could get to the event, so from 1932, NBC helped organize live broadcasts from the event.
Among those present are not only locals, but also tourists from many countries. This event attracts the attention of people from all over the world. Everyone can take part, but you need to come to the venue in advance to view the colorful aerial figures – this way you can get a better seat.
Did you know that:
- various animals participated in the first parade, but the tradition did not take root due to the fact that they frightened children with a roar. Their absence is compensated by the characters from your favorite cartoons;
- Felix the cat – the first cartoon character at the event;
- one of the owners of Macy’s, Isidor Strauss, was traveling with his wife, Ida, and decided to cross the ocean on the Titanic. When the ship began to sink, Isidore put Ida in a lifeboat, but at the last moment the woman got off her and stayed with her beloved. The couple did not survive.
How to celebrate
Attending the parade is the perfect way to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day Parade! Great if you have the opportunity to come to the venue. Film, photograph the procession and post it on social networks. If you are far away, watch the event on TV or on tape.
When is Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrated in 2022?
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is observed on the fourth Thursday in November each year.