PERIOD: November 22 2018
PLACE: New York, United States
Thanksgiving Day USA is one of the most popular traditional festivals in the United States of America. Particularly loved by both Americans and tourists. This is the so-called "Thanksgiving Day", and occurs every year on the fourth Thursday of November. Likewise, the same festival also takes place in Canada, the first Monday of October.
Thanksgiving Day USA is a recurrence of Christian origin. It represents an act of gratitude to God for the harvest, and for what was received during the past year. It is a ceremony that has its roots far back in time. In fact, it is necessary to return to the year 1621, when the Pilgrim Fathers, persecuted in their England, decided to migrate to the United States. Here, in spite of the expectations, they found an area extremely dry and not very fertile.
After a long period of hardship, hunger and death, they found a valid contribution in the Native Americans. The latter, taught him the techniques of cultivation of maize and animal breeding, and in particular of Turkey, today, symbol of the anniversary.
Americans love this party. It is the perfect time to invite friends and relatives and consume, all together, the fateful lunch of Thanksgiving Day. A ritual prayer, and then, all to fry on the succulent turkey (generally roasted), pumpkin tarts, mashed potatoes potatoes and other typical dishes.
Tourists, on the other hand, can admire the many Institutional parades, or purely goliardic, organized in all the cities of America. The most interesting is undoubtedly the one that takes place in New York. Macy's, the famous brand of American department stores, organizes allegorical and fun floats throughout Manhattan where millions of people assist you.
All the shops and streets of the city are decorated with Christmas lights; giving life to one of the most incredible shows in the world!
Thanksgiving Day USA is also the beginning of the shopping week. The following Friday, in fact, represents the official start of the race for discounts and Christmas gifts with Black Friday.
Thanksgiving Day USA takes place throughout the American territory. In the main US metropolises, you can attend the many national parades. Without a doubt, the most interesting events, in our opinion, take place in New York. Do not miss the Macy's Parade in New York, a parade of masked floats all along Fifth Avenue.
Kanoa remembers being in the front row at about 9, to attend the parade for free. We recommend arriving well in advance, considering the massive presence of visitors.
The parade will start at the intersection of 77th Street and Central Park West. Then, continue along Central Park West to Columbus Circle, where the long serpentine of people will deviate on Broadway through Times Square to end, finally, on 34th Street, where there are Macy's stores.
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