New Yorkers have been able to enjoy the symbolic and spectacular annual parade of floats and giant themed balloons on ‘Thanksgiving’ this Thursday.Thank you, In English). This edition passes through a circuit about four kilometers long, passing through some routes in the Big Apple.
Local authorities haven’t skimped on security and the measures are very strict so that the party is “safe for everyone.” The parade is held two days after six people were killed in a shooting walmart in Virginia, and four days after another shooting killed five people at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs. Over the weekend, a man was arrested after threatening to attack a synagogue in New York, New York police said.
This year marks the 96th edition of the traditional event for commercial galleries Macy’s. It was born in 1924 as a parade for the Christmas campaign, coinciding with one of the expansions of the business. It was not until three years later that it was baptized with the name we know it today. In 1927, the replacement of live animals during the Felix the Cat balloon event with a giant dinosaur about 18 meters high introduced colorful giant balloons to the parade.
“The Thanksgiving Day Parade since its first march in 1924 and for decades Macy’s It has served to bring joy to the millions of people who gather across the country each year to experience it with friends and family,” said Will Coss, executive producer of the parade, to the agency. reuters,
The parade is made possible by more than 5,000 volunteers, who organize themselves to carry 16 giant balloons with characters, 28 floats, 40 traditional inflatables, 12 music bands and 10 performance groups, among others.
origin of myth
It is believed to commemorate a meeting between English settlers and a group of Indianswampanoag In Plymouth—in the northwest of the United States—in 1621. The British had set foot on the American continent a year earlier, celebrating the good harvest results before the natives could settle. According to the myth, they ended up sharing fraternities and banquets, with contributions from each side. It is believed that the British contributed with the birds they hunted, although nothing indicates that they had to be turkeys. Experts believe that it was more likely that they were geese or ducks.
This gathering gave birth to the day of ‘Thanksgiving’ in the country, which did not become a national holiday in the country until 1789 at the initiative of the first US President, George Washington. He wanted to thank God for seeing the Americans. , just as he had done with the earlier Mayflower settlers.
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