thanksgiving day history
THANKSGIVING DAY HISTORY

When is Thanksgiving Day?Why we celebrate it?

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving Day celebration in America on the 4th Thursday of November. Likewise, on this day people gather for a day with family, friends, and relatives. This day has a long history that started in 1620.

Thanksgiving Day History

According to traditions, A Protestant religious group today known as pilgrims arrived in the new world on board of a ship called Mayflower from Britain to the United States in 1620, While comprised 102 people trapped in the Atlantic Ocean and having severe storms. After 66 days, they anchored on the beaches of Plymouth, another destination instead of Virginia. Upon settling here, they started farming, but they had to face drought.

They fasted one day and prayed to God. The same day, the rains started in the evening and as a result; the crops were good. After the harvest; They arranged an invitation because of a blessing on them. There were 90 people, including the real inhabitants of the United States called Red Indian, invited. This was the first regular Thanksgiving Day invitation, but there is no clear and conclusive evidence that the event actually took place.

Thanksgiving Day Most Celebrated Countries

There is an annual national public holiday in the United States and Canada that celebrates this event faithfully on their best. The prayers for peace and excellence with much faith and passion harvest and other blessings of the past year. This Model is shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims

) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people on a 1621 harvest feast.

Thanksgiving always celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November in the United States. However, In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October.

Thanksgiving Celebration Future Dates:

YearU.S. ThanksgivingCanada Thanksgiving
2019Thursday, November 28Monday, October 14
2020Thursday, November 26Monday, October 12
2021Thursday, November 25Monday, October 11
2022Thursday, November 24Monday, October 10

Thanksgiving Becomes a Public Holiday

Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday. Schools, colleges, and most businesses closed on this day. President Abraham Lincoln was the first US president who officially declared the festival as the last Thursday in November.

Eat turkey recipe on Thanksgiving Day:

It is not really because the pilgrims did it. The Pilgrims of Plymouth that considered the first Thanksgiving at the 1621 celebration Turkey was not on the menu. However, there were definitely wild turkeys in the Plymouth area, though, as colonist William Bradford noted in his book Of Plymouth Plantation.

This is a day for people in the US to give thanks for families, relatives and friends get together for a meal invitation, likewise, which traditionally includes foods, For example, a roast turkey, potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, and pumpkin pie, etc.

Thanksgiving Day celebration in 2019:

Thanksgiving Day celebration in America on Thursday,28 November and also celebrated on Monday,14 October in Canada.

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