Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Most families observe with a large meal and sometimes a religious service.
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States. It is typically observed on the fourth Thursday in the month of November. On this day, families, friends and acquaintances get together to have a special meal. It is the day when people thank God for their autumn harvest. Also, they thank each other for the contributions in their lives. Parades are held in some cities, grand meals are also arranged. Items including turkey, cranberry juice, stuffing, pumpkin pie, yam, vegetables, and potatoes are served.
Thanksgiving Day derived its origin from the harvest festival. This day marks the beginning of the festive season and also the holiday season as the day is followed by Black Friday and late Christmas. Also, with Thanksgiving begins the shopping season. People have a four-way weekend so they also visit family and friends and also go for trips during this time.
Thanksgiving is essentially a harvest festival celebrated in America and the Caribbean countries at the end of the agricultural year. It is the time when locals show gratitude to each other. The people in the UK follow their own set of customs and traditions, they have their own harvest season and festivals, which is quite similar but not exactly the same as the tradition of Thanksgiving.
What date will Thanksgiving Day be in 2020?
Thanksgiving in 2020 will be on 26 November, Thursday.
|Year||U.S. Thanksgiving||Canadian Thanksgiving|
|2014||Thursday, November 27||Monday, October 13|
|2015||Thursday, November 26||Monday, October 12|
|2016||Thursday, November 24||Monday, October 10|
|2017||Thursday, November 23||Monday, October 9|
|2018||Thursday, November 22||Monday, October 8|
|2019||Thursday, November 28||Monday, October 14|
|2020||Thursday, November 26||Monday, October 12|
|2021||Thursday, November 25||Monday, October 11|
|2022||Thursday, November 24||Monday, October 10|
When in November 1621 newly arrived pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth and had a feast for celebrating the harvest of the autumn, the event was regarded as the "first Thanksgiving".
Thanksgiving was always the last Thursday in November because, President Abraham Lincoln observed the holiday when he declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
Fourth Thursday in November. Usually Black Friday is also a holiday marked "Day After Thanksgiving" and the Wednesday before is often a holiday.
One can see turkey, pumpkin pie, potatoes and stuffing on the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, turkey is likely some of those foods which are compulsorily found on the dinner table. It is because Turkey was indigenous to North America which existed in abundance and served as a way to feed lots of people. Since the late nineteenth century, Turkey was established as a core item of Thanksgiving dinner.
America's annual oldest Thanksgiving Parade is held on Thanksgiving Day in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The parade started in the city in 1924 by the J.L. Hudson Company department store. It is the the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States.
Thanksgiving is not always on the 28 rather it is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November since 1941. As it was in 1941 when a United States Congressional declaration officially designated the fourth Thursday as the Thanksgiving holiday.
In the United States Thanksgiving is a national holiday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. United States and Canada celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year on Thanksgiving.
It was originally a Christmas parade
The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, one of the world's largest and second oldest Thanksgiving parade is presented by the U.S. based department store chain Macy's. The parade started in 1924.
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Turkey is one of the most popular types of poultry in the United States. During the season of Thanksgiving turkey is a staple for many American families. The United States produces an estimated 240 million turkeys each year.
Minnesota is the number-one state in rearing turkeys in the United States.
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