Joe Biden says return of fully fledged Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade shows ‘America is back’


Giant balloons wrangled by costumed handlers have once again loomed over the streets of Manhattan for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

High school and college marching bands from around the US were back, and so were the crowds.

After being hindered by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the holiday tradition returned in full on Thursday, though with precautions.

“It really made Thanksgiving feel very festive and full of life,” Sierra Guardiola, a 23-year-old interior design firm assistant, said after watching the spectacle in a turkey-shaped hat.

Thousands of marchers, hundreds of clowns, dozens of balloons and floats marked the national holiday.

To US President Joe Biden, the…

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