Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be radically pared down due to coronavirus

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a nearly century-old New York City institution, will be radically pared down from its usual larger-than-life format due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, officials said Monday. The department store announced that it had to “reimagine” the upcoming 94th edition of the parade on Nov. 26 and said it’ll be staged […]

A Belgian parade may lose its place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List after it allowed an anti-Semitic float

Jewish groups and other critics blasted the float. “This was without any doubt anti-Semitic,” Hans Knoop, spokesman for the Belgian Forum of Jewish Organizations, told CNN, noting Nazi propaganda used similar imagery and the carnival has previously allowed other offensive caricatures. Aalst Mayor Christoph D’Haese called the criticism a “preposterous insult,” insisting the caricatures wasn’t […]

Defiant protesters hold rival parade on Lebanon independence day | News

Beirut, Lebanon – For the first time in Lebanon’s history, the country marked Independence Day with a civilian march in downtown Beirut, while politicians oversaw a stiff, invite-only military parade at the defence ministry outside the capital. Last year, politicians had held a large military parade in downtown Beirut, with the participation of the air […]