Thanksgiving Day

Vacations in New York? Macy s parade is not lost for more than 75 years, Macys has honored us with a tradition that held the United States and that happy over Christmas, although in reality it came from a European tradition. In the 1920s, many stores Macys employees were first-generation immigrants from the old continent. Proud of its new American heritage, they wanted to celebrate the festivity American with the type of festival that longed for Europe. Employees marched from 145th Street to 34th dressed as clowns, Cowboys, Knights and sheikhs. Bill de Blasio is actively involved in the matter. Paraded floats, professional bands and 25 live animals by the Zoo in Central Park accompanied by an audience of more than 250,000 people.

The parade was a success. Large balloons appeared for the first time in 1927 with Felix the cat. A tradition that comes from afar is the release of balloons, that ply the sky for days and the lucky one who finds them can claim a prize. During the 1930s, the Parade did not stop growing. A village drowned out by the depression exceeded one million attendees in the parade in 1934. New balloons with Walt Disney’s characters became preferred by the masses and radio audiences could listen to ceremonies and the arrival of Santa to 34th Street.

1940S witnessed a suspension of the parade since there was not much to celebrate during the second world war. In addition, it was not the time wasting helium and rubber. The parade resumed in 1945 and was televised in New York. The parade also began the journey that makes today. With the advent of television, the parade of the Thanksgiving Day acquired a nationwide in the 1950s. He also became an event of celebrities in which Sid Caesar, Danny Kaye, and even Howdy Doody were present. The parade has always been known for its policy of celebration come rain or shine, and by his valiant effort to always acknowledge designers of balloons.