USA-. After a year of hiatus due to the pandemic, one of the classics of each year returned this Thursday, November 25 to New York. Its about parade of the “Thanksgiving Day“, Which takes place on the fourth Thursday of this month, and which last year had been held without an audience. On that occasion, thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets again, and floats and balloons were displayed in a festive tone.
It was the 95th edition of the event, which takes place through the streets of Manhattan, reports the agency Reuters. Other cities in the United States hold parades, but the New York It is already part of the Christmas tradition and is televised throughout the country to some 50 million viewers before their Thanksgiving meals, according to the firm Macy’s.
The giant balloons inflated with helium depicting cartoon characters and toys are often the main attraction, and this year’s parade featured newcomers such as Grogu – also known as Baby Yoda in the series “The Mandalorian”From“ Star Wars ”, and Ada, the young scientist from the Netflix series“ Ada Twist, Scientist ”. Another of the classics was the classic Snoopy astronaut, the ninth version of the animation character balloon.
In all, there were 15 balloons led by roped protesters, the longest of which was 22 meters, according to Macy’s. On the ground, between music bands and dancers, 28 floats traveled the 4-kilometer route between Central Park West to the organizing company store on 34th Street, with crowd favorites like the Sesame Street Muppets, Miss America and the rock band Foreigner.
Although it is a strictly television event for most of the country, in New York it is one of the largest annual gatherings along with the new Year Eve, the Saint Patrick’s day and the LGBTQ Pride parade. There were no official details about the number of attendees, but the organizers speak of more than a million people. A figure that may be exaggerated if one considers that 8.4 million live in the city.