Its Thanksgiving Day – Time to Be Really Thankful
Since 1863 Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday in the United States. Earliest Thanksgiving Day celebration recorded in history was in El Paso, Texas in 1598. In 1619 in Virginia too Thanksgiving Day was celebrated. In 1621 at Plymouth, Massachusetts pilgrims held harvest festival and that many believe is the origin of Thanksgiving Day. In 1623 though, Thanksgiving Day was relatively more ceremonious, thanking for rain that put an end to drought. In those days though, unlike in recent times, Thanksgiving was more of a unique church service, instead of a Thanksgiving day meal that is prevalent these days.
Its Thanksgiving Day today and traditionally friends and families gather around the dining table for a hearty Thanksgiving Day meal. Folks in the US can’t wait for this day to arrive every year as they can’t wait to dig in and be a part of the merrymaking. It’s customary for a Thanksgiving Day meal to have a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day as the name suggests is a day to be thankful for everything. Parades on Thanksgiving Day are held in most towns and cities. Thanksgiving Day parades and the usual festivities usher in the season for Christmas shopping. If it happens to be a four-day weekend for some then road trips for visiting friends and families is quite common.
We wish you all Happy Thanksgiving Day today and have a blast at the dining table! Knock yourselves out with fun, frolic and merrymaking.