The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City was returned to fanfare on Thursday, with last year’s festivities set back due to the pandemic.
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big picture: The 95th annual parade featured new floats, marching bands, music stars, Santa and others who made their way through a 2.5-mile route that was accompanied by enthusiastic crowds. Last year’s parade route was reduced to just one largely spectator-less block.
For the second year, the parade included a land acknowledgment and blessing From the elders of the Mashpi Wampanoag tribe. “Creator and ancestor, we respect you for all things. We respect the Lenape people of Manahatta and all our ties. We are here now; and will always be here. And it is so,” Bless translated into english said.
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