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Thanksgiving Day Origin

Category: Holidays in America - Date: (17-12-2011, 00:27)
Thanksgiving Day Origin

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      Thanksgiving Day falls on the fourth Thursday in November and is a federal holiday. This holiday, which was marked at the end of harvest, expressed gratitude for spiritual and material assets. During the holiday, people usually stay at home and spend it with their family and friends.

Thanksgiving Day history

      Thanksgiving Day is often called "time for family". At this time the whole family, all across America come home and spend time over meal and talk. The Government is making every effort to encourage it. Thanksgiving Day is marked as the official day off and all businesses are closed. The day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, students are given time to go home and visit their families. The 2 major holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas are associated with unification of families. All family members come to their home town for family reunions. Thanksgiving Day celebration starts with a meal usually held in the home of the oldest member of the family. . Entrance to the house begins from Thanksgiving Day greeting by owner of the house.So, it’s wonder that Americans are having dinner at their grandparents’.

Conversation. The whole family get together and talk, as the entire year saw a lot of things happen that could be discussed.

Photos. Each family member shows photos of friends and places they visited, pets, anything new that is worth showing and telling the family.

Playing board games. This is a great way of having fun, socializing and doing things together.

Watching movies or TV. This is a common thing when the whole family gather in front of the TV and watch movies, football games, and parades which are held annually in cities such as New York.

Playing a sport. Football and basketball are most often sports. Families take to the streets to play. Often, families are divided into 2 parts and arrange a match. Those who do not want to get dirty can just throw the ball back and forth over a distance - this is a great opportunity to play and talk.

Going shopping on Black Friday. The last Friday in November is Black Friday; it’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Thanksgiving Day food .The specialty of the holiday is the turkey. But there are plenty of other dishes on Thanksgiving Day menu - salads, baked potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple pie, corn on the cob, steamed vegetables, dinner rolls, and cranberry sauce.

Leftover food .The Americans are preparing a lot of food on Thanksgiving Day. Even with the large number of family members, too much food remains. It is usually packed and stored in the fridge to be eaten later.

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