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Thanksgiving Day is an ancient festival originally created by the American people. It is also a festival for American family reunion. There was no fixed date for Thanksgiving at first, and was decided by the states of the United States. In 1863, after the independence of the United States, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. In 1941, the United States Congress officially designated the fourth Thursday of November as “Thanksgiving Day”. Thanksgiving holiday usually lasts from Thursday to Sunday.
Thanksgiving is a time to thank some people and things you met in your life. Thanksgiving Day. The United States is bustling about the whole country. There are many theatrical performances, costume parades, sports competitions and so on. In addition to the United States has its own Thanksgiving Day, Canada, Brazil, Egypt, Greece and other places also have their own Thanksgiving Day. Different countries celebrate Thanksgiving with different customs.
In the United States, they usually eat some traditional dishes, such as zucchini, buttered onions, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and so on. Family members will rush home for the holidays wherever they are.
Thanksgiving Day is a family festival. All over the country, husbands and wives, children and the elderly, from city to town, from town to town, from village to village, return to their homes to spend the holiday together. Those who can’t return home talk long distance with their parents and family members to share their gratitude. Thanksgiving dinner is practically the same throughout the country. The table is always full of delicious food. Turkey is natural. Eating pumpkin pie is a way to remember the gift that Indians gave to the first settlers.
In most families, traditional games are played after meals. Thanksgiving Day is a happy celebration, a time for family reunion and a time for renewing friendship. On that day, even single people are always invited to other people’s homes to share the joy of Thanksgiving and to thank God for his grace. This is also the meaning of Thanksgiving.