Yesterday was Thanksgiving. I hope that you had a wonderful day and enjoyed every moment!
For many years it was a Thanksgiving tradition in my family to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was always fun to watch.
The following are a few fun facts about the parade:
- Approximately 3.5 million people attend the parade and an additional 50 million viewers watch on TV.
- The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was in 1924.
- Live animals — including lions, bears, tigers, camels, goats, elephants, and donkeys — were a part of the original Parade processions.
- Macy’s is the world’s second largest consumer of helium, after the U.S. government.
- The average size of a float is 2.5 stories tall, and roughly 3 lanes of traffic wide.
- The parade was featured on national television for the first time in 1947.
I found some fun pictures of Clay Aiken at the 2003 Macy’s Parade. I thought you might enjoy them. Remember to click on them to get the original size.
I would love to see Clay in the Macy’s Parade again…how about you?