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New York Q&A: Children Say What Thanksgiving Day Means to Them

James Smith
Epoch Times Staff
Created: November 22, 2012 Last Updated: December 1, 2012
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The balloon of Po from Kung Fu Panda in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

The balloon of Po from Kung Fu Panda in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The streets of New York came alive on Thursday with those celebrating Thanksgiving among the wonders of the 86th Thanksgiving Day Parade. Among them, millions of small New Yorkers.

The Epoch Times took to the streets to ask children: 1. What is your favorite balloon in the parade? 2. What does Thanksgiving mean to you?

Erick Valdez (R) with his friend at the the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23, 2012 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Erick Valdez (R) with his friend at the the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23, 2012 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

 

 
Erick Valdez, 8, Bay Ridge

1. Spider-Man.
2. The parade, the balloons. I want to give thanks to the country because I was able to come here. It is my first Thanksgiving in America. Am I going to be on the front page?

 

Kayla Ginn, 9, at the Thanksgiving Parade in New York City.

Kayla Ginn, 9, at the Thanksgiving Parade in New York City.

 

Kayla Ginn, 9, Brooklyn

1. SpongeBob SquarePants
2. The food, it’s fun! I like to cook for the family, I like turkey and I like the desserts and the pies and stuff we make and I like when we get together.

 

Ethan Li, 7, enjoying the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Ethan Li, 7, enjoying the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

 

Ethan Li, 7, Roosevelt Island

1. Buzz Lightyear
2. Friends are coming around and we get to eat turkey.

 

Lia Kennedy, 5 with her father at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Lia Kennedy, 5 with her father at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

 

Lia Kennedy, 5, Manhattan

1. Hello Kitty
2. I think it’s fun, we get to see the floats.

 

Elina Batt, 11, at the the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23, 2012 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Elina Batt, 11, at the the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23, 2012 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

 

Elina Batt, 11, Manhattan

1. Snoopy
2. Fall and turkey. It’s fun because there’s no school.

The Spider-Man balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

The Spider-Man balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

The balloon of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

The balloon of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Children piled up on police cars to get a better glimpse at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Nov. 22. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Children piled up on police cars to get a better glimpse at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Nov. 22. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

 

The Charlie Brown balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

The Charlie Brown balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22 in New York City. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

 
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