Parades

A volunteer shoulders a helium hose as balloons are inflated Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, the day before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The parade on Thursday will take place amid strong winds that could potentially ground the giant character balloons. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 27, 2019 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Smokey Bear might feel like he’s battling Santa Ana winds — if he even gets a chance to fly. New York City’s big Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place Thursday amid strong winds that could potentially ground the giant character balloons, which have caused mishaps and...
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This image released by NBC shows David Frei, left, and host John O'Hurley posing with a havanese dog at The National Dog Show in Philadelphia. The annual parade of pooches has become one of the highest-rated shows of Thanksgiving. (Bill McCay/NBC via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television traditions on Thanksgiving have usually involved the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and then hours of football, but in recent years, another has emerged: watching The National Dog Show. Hosted by actor John O’Hurley, the annual parade of pooches has become one of the more...
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Anti-government protesters wave Lebanese national flags as gather during separate civil parade at the Martyr square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Protesters gathered for alternative independence celebrations, converging by early afternoon on Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut, which used to be the traditional location of the official parade. Protesters have occupied the area, closing it off to traffic since mid-October. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
November 22, 2019 - 7:41 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s protesters and top politicians held competing Independence Day celebrations Friday, reflecting the deepening rift that has beset the country grappling with its worst political and economic crises in decades. The top leadership attended a truncated military parade which was...
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Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete, the blackfaced sidekick of Saint Nicholas, rear, walks in a parade in Scheveningen harbor, near The Hague, Netherlands, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. The Dutch version of St. Nicholas has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black Pete. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
November 16, 2019 - 7:12 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch version of St. Nicholas arrived Saturday in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black Pete. White people often don blackface...
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Japanese Emperor Naruhito, left, and Empress Masako, right, wave during the royal motorcade in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshik
November 10, 2019 - 3:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved and smiled from an open car in a parade Sunday marking Naruhito's enthronement as more than 100,000 delighted well-wishers cheered, waved small flags and took photos from packed sidewalks. Security was extremely tight, with police...
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President Donald Trump pulls a girl out of the audience for a photograph on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Georgia to meet with supporters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 08, 2019 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's weighing an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow. Trump tells reporters he appreciates the invitation from Putin, but the parade falls "right in the middle of political season...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House about his judicial appointments, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 06, 2019 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will speak at the opening ceremony of the New York City Veterans Day Parade next week as he returns to a city he no longer calls home, organizers and the White House announced Wednesday. United War Veterans Council Chairman Douglas McGowan said Trump will...
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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo holds up the World Series trophy during a parade to celebrate the team's World Series baseball championship over the Houston Astros, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 02, 2019 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The song "Baby Shark" blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans rejoiced at a parade marking Washington's first World Series victory since 1924. "They say good things come to those who wait. Ninety-five years...
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November 01, 2019 - 12:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning "Pose" actor Billy Porter, Latin music star Ozuna and Grammy-winning performers Black Eyed Peas, TLC, Chicago and Kelly Rowland will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Macy's said Friday that Ciara, Idina Menzel, Lea...
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Ximena Bobadilla Ortiz, left, gets her face painted by Belen Marquez before the Catrinas parade down Mexico City's iconic Reforma avenue during Day of the Dead celebrations, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
October 26, 2019 - 6:43 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans paraded in the streets of the capital dressed as elegant skeletons Saturday as the country's Day of the Dead festivities extend in scope and popularity. Thousands of revelers gathered at the foot of Mexico City's Angel of Independence statue wearing costumes and face...
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