Thanksgiving 2017 Date Holiday & History – Thanksgiving Day is an annual holiday in United States of America and Canada which traditionally commemorated the harvest as well as other blessings of the past year. Thanksgiving Day has deep roots in religious tradition, but nowadays it is basically commemorated as a secular holiday. Many people observe this extra special day as a great time of the year to be thankful as well as appreciate what they have. Also, it is a perfect day for families and friends get together as well as several programs, and events held throughout the various regions of the country.
Thanksgiving 2017 Date Holiday
Thanksgiving Day is observed as a federal holiday in countries like the United States & Canada. Each and every year this occasional feast is commemorated with a lot of joy and zeal. In the United States nation, a special day of Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, while in the Canada it occurs on Second Monday of October. Every year this feast is celebrated on different dates. So, in this year Thanksgiving Day in Canada will fall on Monday, 9th of October and it will take place on Thursday, 23rd of November, in US nation.
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History of Thanksgiving – The very first Thanksgiving Day observed in the year 1621 when Plymouth Pilgrim community joined in a festival with local Indians to celebrate the first harvest which the colonists had reaped on American soil. Indeed, 90 Indians & 53 Pilgrims feasted for three days at that event, and then it was an official day of giving thanks to God for his valuable blessings. However, the colonists were only carrying on the Calvinist Protestant tradition of designating special public days of this feast for the blessings of the Almighty. The festival probably did include turkey since William Bradford informs the US in his Of Plymouth Plantation. Incidentally, there is also an indication that the colonists were familiar with turkey from back in England, although it was a Native American bird. And hence the Spanish had brought back & popularized turkey in Europe in the 1600’s, & in England, it had become the main competitor to a goose for Christmas dinners. The exact date of this thanksgiving festive is uncertain, but it seems to have happened in late September month or early November.
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Thanksgiving Celebration Information
Thanksgiving Celebration in United States – Thanksgiving Day is the best time to feel very much gratitude for all that good things in life. It is one of the most family-oriented holidays on the calendar as it is the extremely auspicious day of festivity, family, and friends reunion and lavish festive. It is mainly observed as a major family celebration which extravagantly commemorated at home with friends & family. On this day people enjoy several traditional dishes such as Roasted turkeys, Cranberry sauce, Corns. Potatoes & Pumpkin pie. Many people celebrate this blissful occasion with great fun and enthusiasm along with their near and dear ones. And sometimes exchange adorable gifts as well. Also, many charitable trusts hold food drives and serve food freely for needy people. And parades have become an essential part of the holiday which assembles in cities & towns across the country.