Thursday, November 22, 2007



" In the United States, Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks, traditionally to God, for the things one has at the end of the harvest season."



I've just celebrated Thanksgiving for the first time in my life. The day started early at 6.30 am when the alarm clock ringed in vain to wake up us, who partied until late the previous night going then to bed with the utopian intent to join the infamous Macy's Parade in the streets of Manhattan. We had to wake up very early in order to get good seats at the event, but obviously we couldn't make it and we have slept until 9.00am.

Once awaken, we met our two Friends Amy and Beth passing then the whole day in their lovely company, eating the awesome turkey and breathing a familiar atmosphere.


The Macy's parade turned out to be an outdoor Broadway style show with choreographies and huge balloons floating around. Everything was in the name of Macy's department store, which was highlighted even more than"Thanksgiving" ! just look at the logo of the event:

I've never seen anything like this in Italy, no department store has the power and the courage to really conquer the name of an holiday! Needless to say during the tv broadcasting of the event there were commercials which carefully instructed the audience on the gifts to buy in the upcoming Christmas and about the opportunity to start immediately shopping at 4 am to save time!

the name of the parade should be "Thanks for giving", right Macy's?


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