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USA: Iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade stuns spectators in New York

Thousands of New Yorkers and visitors attended the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in its 96th edition through Manhattan in New York on Thursday.

The parade consisted of scores of giant balloons, marching bands and floats, while hundreds of participants disguised as popular characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, Yoda, and Bluey the dog, among others, brought smiles to the faces of those watching.

“The turkeys are iconic, the balloons are great, and everybody in New York comes together and is perfect,” said Adele, a spectator.

Gregory, who participated in the parade said: “It is my second time and I love it, too much joy now I don’t have to watch it on TV cause I’m in it” added “It is so much fun for me and also for the kids, You share the joy that you have with everybody”

The parade dates back to 1924 when Macy’s department store employees marched to the main branch at Macy’s Herald Square wearing colourful costumes accompanied by floats, marching bands and animals from the Central Park Zoo.

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