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Chinese people from other states also arrived to watch New York Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Macy’s Thanksgiving BigProcessionThe grand opening in Manhattan on the 24th was watched by over 3 million people. Naturally, the Chinese audience would not be absent, and many came from California,TexasI made a special trip to see it; Chinese audience said,New York CityVarious metropolises expect to see Chinese element balloons participating in parades in the future.

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Zhang Yingfen and his wife came from California with their two sons, aged ten and seven. (Reporter He Zhaoyu/Photography)

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This year’s 96th parade included 16 giant balloons, 28 floats, 40 novelty and traditional wind-up dolls, 12 bands, 700 clowns, 10 performance groups and Santa Clauses, many of whom came from out-of-state.

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Chen Steven, a Chinese-American New York City policeman, brought his Japanese-American wife and daughter, and the family waited on Sixth Avenue at 6 a.m.; Applied for leave and wanted to enjoy the parade with my family and spectators, the feeling is very different from when I was on duty.”

Zhang Yingfen and his wife came all the way from California with their 10-year-old and 7-year-old sons. She said the family reached the spot at 5:45 am to reserve seats. Maybe it’s not interesting, I want to leave a shared memory for them now.”

Zhang Yingfen said that the last time she saw the Thanksgiving Day Parade was 20 years ago. were still very deserted. Now the crowd is back.” As a tourist, Zhang Yingfen also said she hopes to see more balloons related to New York’s landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty.

Chinese people from other states also arrived to watch New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The annual “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” was held as scheduled on the 24th, and more than 3 million people attended to watch. (Reporter He Zhaoyu/Photography)

Zhang Zhen’s family came from Texas to watch the parade. Their 16-year-old daughter was a performer and danced in a Texas performance class. She said it was a chance for the family to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time, and she hopes to see it again in the future. See more balloons with sugar elements. “After all, children born in the United States only know American cultural elements. New York City is a diverse metropolis, and I hope to see more balloons that represent Chinese culture.”

Chinese-American New York City policeman Chen Steven brought his Japanese-American wife and daughter, and the family went to wait at Sixth Avenue at 6 a.m....
Chen Steven, a Chinese-American policeman from New York City, brought his Japanese-American wife and daughter, and the family waited on Sixth Avenue at 6:00 am. (Reporter He Zhaoyu/Photography)

Zhang Zhen pointed out that the Texas performance platform is mainly composed of students from Vandergrift High School in Austin. Along with their parents, more than 400 people traveled to New York to participate in or watch the parade. At the Texas Demonstration Square, the family came to the scene at 4:30 a.m. “The scene looks great. I love the Wukong balloons, and Wukong is on the stage behind Texas Square.”

Ms. Jiang's (right) son and daughter are both in the Texas Performance class.  (Reporter He Zhaoyu/Photography)
Ms. Jiang’s (right) son and daughter are both in the Texas Performance class. (Reporter He Zhaoyu/Photography)

Zhang Zhen's family came from Texas, and her 16-year-old daughter acted as a parade performer and danced in a Texas performance class.  (Reporter...
Zhang Zhen’s family came from Texas, and her 16-year-old daughter acted as a parade performer and danced in a Texas performance class. (Reporter He Zhaoyu/Photography)

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