Thanksgiving Parade Events provide access to the most iconic Thanksgiving events and information for celebrations in New York and around the world. With events for all budgets, ages and tastes, you are sure to find the perfect experience to enjoy this unique event. Thanksgiving is the best holiday to spend with loved ones, friends, or someone special. Where will you be for your next Thanksgiving Parade?
THANKSGIVING AROUND THE WORLD
Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia, which is observed on various days. It started out as a day dedicated to expressing gratitude for the blessings of the harvest of the preceding year. In Germany and Japan, there are holidays with similar names. Thanksgiving is observed on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada, as well as during the same time of year in other countries. Despite having historical roots in religious and cultural customs, Thanksgiving has also long been observed as a secular holiday.
THANKSGIVING IN UNITED STATES
Thanksgiving has historically been a time to give thanks for all the year’s benefits, especially the harvest. Americans frequently eat together as a family on Thanksgiving Day, go to church, and watch particular sporting events. Additionally, parades are held in public settings to celebrate Thanksgiving, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City, the ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago, and the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade in New Orleans.
The 3-hour annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the largest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the world, features 15 enormous character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands, 9 performance groups, a number of musical celebrities, and the one and only Santa Claus.