Thanksgiving Day is an ancient holiday created by the American people.It's also a time for American families to get together.
In the beginning, there was no fixed date for Thanksgiving,by the states of the United States provisional decision.
It wasn't until 1863, after independence, that President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday.
In 1941, congress officially designated the fourth Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day. The Thanksgiving holiday usually lasts from Thursday to Sunday.
In 1620, the mayflower arrived in America full of religious persecuted pilgrims.
They met with unimaginable difficulties that winter. The indians brought the settlers necessities of life and taught them how to hunt, fish and grow crops.
With the help of the indians, the settlers had a good harvest. On the day of harvest celebration, the settlers set a day of Thanksgiving to god and invited the indians to celebrate their sincere thanks for their help.
Let's take a look at how people celebrate Thanksgiving.
Every Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the whole country is very busy, according to the custom of christians to church to say Thanksgiving prayers.
In cities and towns there are masquerade parades, theatrical performances or sporting events. Relatives who have been separated for a year will also return from all over the world to reunite with their families and enjoy the Thanksgiving feast featuring "Turkey".
The most famous celebration in the United States is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which began in 1924.
Thanksgiving Day is a joyous celebration, a time for family reunions and a time to renew friendships. On that day even single men are invited into other people's homes to share in the joys of Thanksgiving and to thank god for his goodness. That's what Thanksgiving is all about. ♥