Before you make any other plan for Thanksgiving Day do not forget to barge into Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which is the most colourful event in New York in the USA to start the holiday season. Thanksgiving Day procession is one of the best things and in this procession, Macy’s Parade balloons are worth mentioning. This is the world’s largest parade of the world, and this year it will occur on 22nd November, Thursday. Macy is one of the largest departmental store chains and this parade is presented by them.
The tradition of Thanksgiving Day Parade started on 1924 in Detroit and then in Philadelphia, and now in New York, it happens for long three hours which is not only colourful but fun filled. The entire parade and the event is telecasted in NBC since 1952. The best part of this show is the employees of Macy can take part in the parade. By taking active participation in such a parade, they show their heartfelt gratitude to their country which is serving them with everything which is required for living a decent life.
Macy’s Balloon Introduction
All types of spectators join their hands to watch the parade which is covered with floats, balloons, best marching bands of the country and other performances are involved with a lot of music and dance. The balloon tradition started in 1927 with Silverman, and he was filled with air and helium, and thus instead of soaring high, he used to be on the stilts. Now on the 90th year, Felix again came back with only air and on stilts.
Types of Balloons in the Parade
The Balloons featured a different kind of cartoon animals of big size, and the size goes up to 50 feet high. Absolutely in the earlier times, the balloons were only filled with air and then was tied up with strings and carried along with the parade, but on later days they are filled up with low-density air helium and air. 50 feet hummingbird is a common feature of the Macy’s Parade Balloon procession.
The Balloon maker
The Tootsie Roll factory in Hoboken in New Jersey is the Balloon maker, and they supply all the magnum size balloons to this grand marching event of New York. The figure of the balloons depends on the need of the parade. It may be vertical horizontal or in any desired shape. Balloons are made out of polyurethane, but earlier it was made from rubber. Instead of air helium is used for the balloons. The design of the balloons starts with the sketch, and the engineering consultants calculate their plans in such a way so that they fly correctly in the air with no hazards in between the parade.
The dimensions of the balloons vary, but they go up to three to five storied building and depicts different kinds of cartoons and animals of the zoo. For example, Charlie Brown Balloons are 31 to 53 feet long. People who are with the right height and weight carry those balloons so that they look beautiful and appropriate.
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