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© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: A group of people take selfies in front of Grogu’s “Baby Yoda”, balloon that was inflated the day prior to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. New York City, New York. U.S.A. November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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(Reuters.) Americans are expected to pack their football stadiums Thursday and flock to parades to enjoy Thanksgiving Day festivities.

This holiday is a tribute to pilgrims from Europe, America and Native Americans who gathered in the fall bounty to celebrate goodwill and the end of the Holocaust. The long holiday weekend is a common time that people travel a lot to celebrate the holiday season.

Many people ate turkey dinners with Zoom last year as COVID-19 infections and deaths rose. The American Automobile Association estimates that 53.4 Million people will travel to Thanksgiving in 2020. This is 13% more than the 2020 figure. According to the American Automobile Association, air travel should return to approximately 91% levels before the pandemic.

Family members are eager to bring back multiple generations.

Tanya Primiani said, “I love cooking for people, and all of the bustle and hustle around the table, and all that goes with that,” and she will be hosting 12 guests at her Silver Spring home, Maryland. This year, there will be so many people to whom we are grateful.

Also, Midnight on Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of Christmas shopping season. It provides a quick snapshot of economic conditions.

Retailers started promoting online holiday “deals” as early as September https://www.reuters.com/world/the-great-reboot/amid-supply-chain-snarls-retailers-pitch-early-holiday-shopping-2021-10-01 this year, because the ongoing supply chain logjam https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/global-supply-chain-logjams-costs-focus-restaurant-chains-report-earnings-2021-10-26 threatened to delay imported merchandise. However, bargains can be modest with retailers cutting prices between 5% and 25% on Friday according to Adobe’s Digital Economy Index (NASDAQ:).

It is a time for one to be grateful, usually over a Thanksgiving meal with lots of sides and desserts.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank was one of many agencies that offered a complimentary annual food drive. This allowed any person in need to get a kit for the holiday.

Victoria Lasavath is the marketing manager for the food bank. She said that the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of food insecurity in Los Angeles County. She said that the organization now serves 900,000.00 people per day with its partners, a triple increase from COVID-19.

Thanksgiving can be “a joyful time of year” for all. Lasavath stated that Thanksgiving can bring with it a new type of uncertainty for those who are food insecure.

Americans remain cautious about COVID-19, which infects 95,000 Americans each day. A Reuters count shows that more than 777,000 have been affected by COVID-19. However, deaths now occur in the hundreds every day and not the thousands.

Hospital intensive-care units are no longer full, so restrictions have been lifted on social events. This means that fans will fill three National Football League stadiums Thursday night, returning to the tradition of Thanksgiving spectacles. There were not many fans last year.

After last year’s event was closed and scaled back, the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will see a return crowd in New York City.

Although parades may be held in other places, New York is the only one that’s televised nationally. This allows 50 million people to see the giant helium balloons displaying cartoon characters or toys.

New York Police do not give crowd estimates. However, the Macy’s Parade is among the largest city events. It also includes New Year’s Eve, the LGBTQ Pride parade and New Year’s Eve. The parade’s boosters estimate that there are millions of spectators.

Mike Robinson
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