Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of every November, and this year, it will be observed on November 23. The day after Thanksgiving Day is called Black Friday. It was initially a religious celebration to give thanks to God, and typically, it celebrates the entry of the 1st pilgrims to America. The day is the perfect occasion to feel thankful for the good and happy things in life. It is a day of happiness and celebration, and the family gets together. In the United States, it is observed as one of the significant family celebrations usually celebrated at home with family members and friends. Regular dishes like turkeys, vegetables, Cranberry sauce, Pumpkin pie, corn, stuffing, gravy, and Potatoes are included in the Thanksgiving meal.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward
History of Thanksgiving Day
The day is celebrated every year since 1863 in the United States. It is an annual holiday. Not everyone recognizes this Day as a cause for celebration. Every year since 1970, a few Native Americans have organized a protest for a Day of Grief at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts on this Day. American Indian Heritage Day is also celebrated during this time. There are claims that the 1st Thanksgiving was observed in 1598 in El Paso, Texas. Another prior event was conducted in the Virginia Colony in 1619. Few people find the beginnings of the present Thanksgiving to the harvest observation that the Pilgrims held in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But their 1st real Thanksgiving was in the year 1623 when they offered thanks for rain that ended a drought. These old thanksgivings took the form of a particular church service rather than a festival. In the latter half of the 1600s, the day became more usual, and the people started to celebrate the day as the annual occasion. This day was observed on different days in various communities and a few other places; there was more than one Thanksgiving every year. The first president of the US, George Washington, announced the 1st national Thanksgiving Day in the year 1789.
Happy Thanksgiving Day Wishes
“On this Thanksgiving day. May you live a long life of fruitfulness and happiness.”
“I thank you for the unconditional love and unwavering support; I thank you for being you.”
“Thank the Lord for the wonderful life that he has given us. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving.”
“Wishing you a picture-perfect table with a positive mood on this holiday Season,”
“Your eyes tell me you love me, feeling of your hand in mine conveys the depth of your love. Thank you for being mine.”
“You hold me, you scold me but you always have me as your first priority. I’m grateful I mean so much to you!”
“Express your gratitude to the Lord and may your life always be filled with love, joy and good fortune.”
“Thanksgiving Day is the day of merriment, joy and lots of laughter. May the day bring you lots of happiness.”
“On this Thanksgiving Day, let us take the opportunity to express our gratitude to the lord for all that he has given us.” Have a fabulous Thanksgiving.
“Let the wine flow and the spirits soar on this Thanksgiving Day.”
Happy Thanksgiving Day Quotes
“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” – E.P. Powell
“Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labor when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.” – Alexander Pope
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” – Harry Ironside
“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.” – Albert Barnes
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How to Celebrate the Day
On the day, gather your family and friends and arrange a special meal at dinner. Parades will be organized to mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Most people will have a four-day weekend, which is a perfect time to arrange family trips. Post your celebrations with pictures on social media using the hashtag #ThanksgivingDay or #Thanksgiving.
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