The Thanksgiving Day Parade from Macy’s returned in full to New York, in which a large number of balloons of different sizes could be seen, as well as two dozen floats.
Although there were certain precautions, the traditional parade, which was affected by the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, could be lived in its entirety on the streets of Manhattan. As reported by the AP agency
Balloons, floats, marching bands, clowns, entertainers and, of course, Santa Claus, once again traveled 2.5 miles (4 kilometers), instead of being confined to a block, like last year for Thanksgiving celebrations.
The Thanksgiving Parade is back
Viewers, excluded in 2020, were back in attendance. High school and college marching bands from across the country returned to the parade. Last year local artists participated to reduce transfers.
The giant balloons, which last year were tied to different vehicles, returned in this new edition of the parade, however, now they were manipulated by disguised people who were on foot.
For his part, President Joe Biden assured that the complete return of the traditional parade was a sign of renewal and improvement, this during a live interview with the NBC station Al Roker.
Joe Biden celebrated the return of the parade
“After two years, we are back. America is back. There’s nothing we can’t get over, ”Biden said by phone from Nantucket, Massachusetts, where he was watching the broadcast with his family.
The Thanksgiving parade is America’s latest holiday event to return as vaccinations, familiarity, and sheer frustration made officials and some of the public more comfortable with large gatherings.
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