Confetti flies at the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Scroll through the gallery to see more photos from the 2019 parade:
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In photos: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019

Updated 1922 GMT (0322 HKT) November 28, 2019

Confetti flies at the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Scroll through the gallery to see more photos from the 2019 parade:
Mark Lennihan/AP

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a holiday tradition for nearly 100 years.

The annual parade in New York City started in 1924. Balloons first appeared in 1927, replacing live animals from the Central Park Zoo.

This year's balloons were nearly grounded due to windy weather conditions.