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Video: Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons inflate

Posted: 8:54 AM, Nov 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-24 14:02:05Z
 

There are 30 balloons in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is in its 90th year.

When the parade originated in 1924, it was themed around Christmas . It became a Thanksgiving parade in 1927, and that's also when the giant balloons debuted, replacing live zoo animals.