In Pictures: US celebrates Thanksgiving Day
The president kept himself busy, crowds flocked to the annual Macy’s parade in New York and community meals were held in California.
Frigid temperatures and blustery winds were no match for holiday cheer as the United States paused to mark Thanksgiving Day.
In New York, giant character balloons took to the skies for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Many people returned to their home towns to celebrate, while President Donald Trump travelled to his Mar-a-Lago complex in Florida for the holiday.
He included a visit to talk to troops and Coast Guard members, and did not let the break from the White House stop him from taking to Twitter.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2018
New York celebrated in traditional manner with the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Fun fact. We all have to lip sync on this parade because the floats don't have the capacity to handle the sound requirements for a live performance. Hope y'all enjoyed it anyway. Know that if you come to my shows, the vocals are 100% live! https://t.co/C2bGj63AF6— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 22, 2018
England’s record goalscorer and DC United striker Wayne Rooney enjoyed his first Thanksgiving Day with his family at the most American of destinations – Disneyland.
In California, community meals were held after the recent devastating wildfires.
The celebrations came after many Americans left their hometowns to spend the holiday away from home.