Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is a holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. While religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now also identified as a secular holiday.
The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention. Though the earliest attested Thanksgiving celebration was on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida, the traditional "first Thanksgiving" is venerated as having occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621.
Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends.
Maybe it's because I love food so much. Perhaps it is due to the fact that I enjoy watching that giant balloon-infested parade. Heck, it might just be for the simple reason that I get a day off of work. Whatever the reason might be, I love Thanksgiving. What is Thanksgiving, you ask? Well, if you live here in these good ol' United States of America, Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day where the citizens of our country reflect … more
T H A N K S G I V I N G !!! Isn't that the time you've eggnog and turkey? I wonder how that comes about. We have thanksgiving celebrations in a few countries but I have yet known anyone who celebrates Thanksgiving! At least I've not been invited to one such dinner party before. So, what business do I have to start writing a review on this topic? What business indeed! I do know a thing or two about thanksgiving. That's why! :-) … more
I love Thanksgiving. This will be the first time that Fernando and I will be on our own, so we've decided to do some good. We'll be feeding friends on Tuesday for a friends' Thanksgiving and feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving Day. My favorite part of this holiday is sitting around a table and giving thanks for what we're grateful for in our crazy lives. It forces everyone to slow down, take stock of the last year and spend a moment or two in gratitude. … more
Thanksgiving day is a good family time in the year to thank all that have lived around with us. The time that i lived in the united states of america I think enjoy this beautiful tradition. Initially I thought that this day meant the gratitude of Europeans to American Indians. Althought many belive was a land grabbing, I think it's best that could happen in the meeting of two cultures. I liked to visit my friends and each one cook something special. I cook for them a Mexican dish called … more