Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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Through rare and historic images, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade offers readers a chance to reminisce, explore, and delight in eighty years of this thoroughly American celebration.

"Let's have a parade" is the phrase that begins a beloved American tradition, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 1924, employees of the R. H. Macy and Company store in Herald Square, many of whom were immigrants and first-generation Americans, chose to give thanks for their good fortune in a manner reminiscent of the festive parades held in their native countries. The excitement and praise from crowds lining the route that first year led Macy's to issue an immediate proclamation: the parade would become a tradition. Before the parade's first decade passed, Macy's welcomed the huge and spectacular helium character balloons that became its goodwill ambassadors. Since then, the parade has become a world-famous treasure.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738535623
ISBN-10: 0738535621
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 1st, 2004
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)