In the 1920s, many stores Macys employees were first-generation immigrants. Proud of its new American heritage, they wanted to celebrate the feast of americana with the type of festival that longed for its European lands. Employees marched from 145th Street to 34th dressed as clowns, Cowboys, Knights and sheikhs. 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 hear the 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. The most bittersweet year of the parade took place in 1963 since even a week of the assassination of President Kennedy had not been fulfilled, and the country was still convicted. But it turned out to not to disappoint millions of children. In 1971, the wind was so unbearable that they had to cancel the balloons. Television viewers had to settle for snaps in the parade of 1970. In the decades of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, appeared some of the Globes favorite including Snoopy, Kermit the frog, and Superman. The parade the day of Thanksgiving for Macys is a true New York experience that magic is for children, adults and for those who want to make tourism in New York in this time of year. We want to thank Macys for these photos and wish them many more years of walking down Broadway. It is also worth recalling that Thanksgiving is one of the weekends most crowded month in New York City, many tourists come to see not only the parade but many other attractions. The New York Pass for quick access to the most popular attractions pass can really useful that weekend and save visitors hours of queues to buy tickets.