China News Service New York, November 11 (Reporter Wang Fan) The 23th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in Manhattan, New York, USA on the 97rd.

On the same day, when a giant balloon based on the design of Po from the animated movie "Kung Fu Panda" and Luffy from the "One Piece" anime appeared on the streets of New York, onlookers cheered and shouted the names of the cartoon characters.

On November 11, local time, the 23th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in Manhattan, New York, USA. The picture shows a giant balloon based on Po's design in the animated film "Kung Fu Panda" marching through the streets of Manhattan. Photo by China News Service reporter Wang Fan

"I've been here early in the morning to wait." Sabana told China News Service that she learned in advance that there were many new elements in this year's parade, including the debut Luffy, the newly designed panda Po, and the new version of Snoopy, which made her and her friends very excited.

According to the organizers of the event, this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured 25 giant balloons, 31 floats, 6 groups of inflatable dolls, 29 clown teams, and marching performances including singers, musicians, dancers, Broadway performers, and well-known performance teams. It is expected that 350.<> million people will attend the event.

U.S. media reported that the day's march was briefly disrupted by pro-Palestinian demonstrators. Demonstrators jumped over guardrails and held banners along their paths, but were soon asked out by the police. Before that, U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden called on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to call on people to be grateful, unite and do good. (ENDS)