10 Historical Facts About Thanksgiving Day You Needed To Know!

10 Historical Facts About Thanksgiving Day You Needed To Know!
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Thanksgiving day, for those who don't know, is celebrated in The United States and Canada to pay gratitude towards blessing of past harvest season. This day is celebrated in a very unique and giant way.

The tradition which is running from past 90 years has many facts to tell us that we might not know.

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#1 The first Parade happened in 1924!

#1 The first Parade happened in 1924!

It was then named as Macy's Christmas Parade and renamed as Thanksgiving day in 1927. And above you are watching the real advertisement from 1924.

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#2 Real animals including lions, bears, tigers, elephants and donkeys were part of parade!

#2 Real animals including lions, bears, tigers, elephants and donkeys were part of parade!

Real elephants can be seen in the image above.

#3 In 1927, animals were all replaced by balloons!

#3 In 1927, animals were all replaced by balloons!

Here you can see a Felix. Others were toy soldiers and dragons.

#4 171 giant characters are used since then!

#4 171 giant characters are used since then!

A spiderman finger balloon!

#5 World War 2 brought a halt!

#5 World War 2 brought a halt!

The Parade was cancelled in 1942, 1943 and 1944 keeping the World War 2 in mind.

#6 The studios order glitter in large quantities!

#6 The studios order glitter in large quantities!

Starting from a 25-pound package, the requirement can get as high as 100-200 pounds of glitter for one float.

#7 How Do They Do It!

#7 How Do They Do It!

Now this is too much, 99% of the floats and balloons are hand painted!

#8 We miss those small details when we watch Parade on Television!

#8 We miss those small details when we watch Parade on Television!

You saw those visible strings, but there is a lot to these balloons when we look closely.

#9 Full-time employees that work a whole long year to make those balloons.

#9 Full-time employees that work a whole long year to make those balloons.

So go ahead and join them if you like the idea!

#10 A night before the Parade, all the floats and balloons go through The Lincoln Tunnel!

#10 A night before the Parade, all the floats and balloons go through The Lincoln Tunnel!

Such a unique way of paying gratitude deserves at least a share and comment!