Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018 – The day of Thanksgiving is one of the most awaited days for the Americans. People in America and Canada wait for the festival throughout the year just to give thanks to all your loved ones. Apart from the turkey, Thanksgiving day parade is the next best thing people get excited for. It is one of the greatest rituals that mark the holiday season in the United States of America.
History of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Thanksgiving Day Parade is the amongst the biggest parades of New York which began in the year 1924 with as many as 2,50,000 Americans. Moreover, you will be interested to know that before Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, there was a fest called as Ragamuffin day, which was celebrated for the children of New York. Happy Thanksgiving day succeeded this festival and soon become the favorite of all.
Thanksgiving day parade was first organized in the year 1924 by Louis Bamberger in New Jersey at Bamberger store. The parade was later transferred to New York City by Macy’s. The parade is decorated with professional bands, floats and live animals that are loaned from Central Park Zoo. People in large numbers participate in the parade across the town. The participants mainly include students from colleges and high schools. Apart from the students, a number of people become a part of the parade including media persons, cheerleaders and camera persons.
Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018 Route
Thanksgiving Parade has gone through several changes in respect of the routes. Since its inception, the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade has taken place in Manhattan and originally initiated from 145th street in Harlem, New York and finished at Herald Square covering a total distance of 6 miles. Although there have been a couple of changes in the route, the latest one is mentioned below.
Thanksgiving parade would kick from 77th street; the route will then go from Central Park to Columbus Circle, and then along Central Park South. After that, the parade would turn left and will go East. Then at 6th Avenue, the parade would turn right at Bryant Park. Rushing to its end, Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018 will turn right at 34th Street (at Herald Square) and terminate at 7th Avenue, where the balloons and floats will go down.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018
Thanksgiving Parade will be celebrated on 22 November this year which is the 4th Thursday of November month. This date is for the people in New York. The parade will start at 7.30 pm and end at 10.30 pm completing it in a total time of 3 hours. In Canada, the festival is celebrated on the second Monday of October.
So now you know everything about Thanksgiving day parade, go check out the amazing pictures of the parade and experience the zeal of the festival celebrated in America. Enjoy the beautiful balloons and floaters and watch the excitement of the Thanksgiving day amongst the people. Just don’t miss out the novelty balloons and featured performances by famous artists.
What could be better than being a significant part of that parade?