Thanksgiving Day Celebration to Thanks God for the Yearly Bountiful Harvest. Thanksgiving Day has its origin from the autumn harvest festival, i.e. the time when people of America say thanks to the almighty for the harvest and each of the massive achievements/successes obtained during the whole year.
Date of Thanksgiving Day
Every year, the celebration of Thanksgiving Day takes place on fourth Thursday during the month of November. In the year 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared the day as a Federal Holiday and a day off for USA workers.
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History of Thanksgiving Day
The origin of Thanksgiving Day dates back during the sixteenth century when the dinner for Thanksgiving took place for the first time in the city of Texas. According to the history, Mayflower a sailing vessel crossed the Atlantic region carrying more than 100 pilgrims. However, the trip was arduous due to terrible sea storms and passengers failed to reach to their respective destinations and even 46 of them died because of cold winter.
During this time, survivors gained knowledge to grow their food from a native Indian named Squanto. However, at the same time, a severe draught has taken place, while pilgrims started praying and fasting to ask God to provide a bountiful harvest. God accepted the prayers of pilgrims and hence, their beans, corns and pumpkins were grown by rains.
Popular Foods to Celebrate Thanksgiving Day
Turkey is a popular food served as a Thanksgiving Dinner. Because of this, people also call this day as Turkey Day. Every year, farmers in America raise millions and millions of turkeys yearly to prepare Thanksgiving Holiday.
Besides this, you will find many other common meals to mark the celebration of Thanksgiving Day, which include pumpkin pie, potatoes, cranberry sauce and a huge assortment of veggies. Along with thanking God to provide a bountiful harvest during the last year, Thanksgiving Day also appreciates the American labors in their different revenue generating activities and massive achievements for the entire nation.
Celebration of Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving day consisting of full of colors, pomp and joy. Even it is the perfect time for exchanging gifts with your near and dear ones with the aim to share beautiful messages on Thanksgiving theme. If you want to please your friends and family members, you should definitely opt for a special Thanksgiving menu comprises of Turkey, pumpkin, potatoes and varieties of green veggies. Along with this, you may opt to enjoy live performance going on in the Thanksgiving Parade of the New York City.