Thanksgiving Traditions with Country 1037

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 24: The Spiderman balloon makes its way through Times Square in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on November 24, 2011 in New York City. The 85th annual event is the second oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the U.S. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may not be able to fly their iconic ballons this year. Why?

Don’t get all upset!   The reason the balloons may not fly is because of winds that may reach up to 23 mph with gusts up to 34 mph on Thanksgiving Day.  There are usually 16 giant balloons of some of your favorite animated characters. Right now forecasters predict the winds could bring that to a halt.

The new rule for balloon flight was started back in 1997 after four people were injured by a Cat in the Hat balloon.

Would you be bummed if the balloons didn’t fly at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?