What was the first cartoon helium balloon in the 1927 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade?

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What was the first cartoon helium balloon in the 1927 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade?

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Tom Stevens

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most famous parades. It is a tradition in most families to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while making Thanksgiving supper.

Macy’s employees marched from 145 street to 34 street dressed up as characters andw ith animals from the Central Park zoo.

The audience hit over 250,000 people in the mid 1920s!

The first gigantic balloons to grace Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was Felix the Cat in 1927. Before then, there were floats and costumes. It was a tradition for awhile to release the balloons for someone to catch it. Now that is no longer a tradition.

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Large balloons first appeared in 1927 with Felix the Cat in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.