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Thank you giving day falls on the fourth Thursday of November, according to http://www.givingday.com/giving-day-calendar.html. That means that it is observed on the fourth Thursday of November this year.

Thanksgiving is a very special day in the U.S. Every year on this day, people across America and the world gather together to eat turkey dinner together. In addition, thanksgiving is considered a “national day of giving thanks.” This holiday has several distinct characteristics, among which are:

– the origin of the term thanksgiving day can be traced to the Pilgrims who were thankful for their first harvest

– most U.S. states celebrate this holiday on November 25th. This is also the case for Alaska, Hawaii and the District of Columbia

– it is a celebration of harvest or the bounty of nature

– Thanksgiving day is a time of food, family, and friends

– it is a day of giving thanks.

What Happened to Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.?

Although Thanksgiving Day was founded by the Pilgrims, they eventually gave up on the holiday. The colonists, who saw it as a waste of food, did not observe it.

On July 4th 1776, the Founding Fathers declared independence from Britain, an event which set the country on the road to democracy. Thus, in 1777, the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution that required the President to issue a proclamation each year on the last Thursday of November, a day “on which devoutly to observe the thanksgiving and the praising of the blessed Being who deserves all praises and thanks.” This marked the official adoption of the Thanksgiving day as a national holiday.

Why Thanksgiving?

Why did the Founding Fathers choose to have a special holiday, Thanksgiving day, on the last Thursday of November? They had no need of a day of thanks. The year 1776 was all about the Revolution and the establishment of the government. Therefore, they felt it was inappropriate to celebrate a holiday of thanks at such a time.

Nonetheless, with the establishment of the U.S. government and the growing nation, the Founding Fathers chose a more inclusive day of gratitude than the date they had selected. As stated by the U.S. Constitution (Article 1, Section 8), Congress has the power to “establish days of thanksgiving.” Thus, they chose the date of Thanksgiving as the first Thursday of November, while also keeping the last Thursday of November as the time to celebrate thanksgiving. The Founding Fathers may have had the main reason in mind, but it is also interesting that the day itself is “the day of giving thanks,” making it a combination of both celebration and giving thanks.

How is the holiday celebrated?

The day is celebrated as a national holiday, a tradition that started in 1789. People celebrate it all over the country. It is not a federal holiday and is not marked by federal office closings. In some U.S. states, such as New York, the day is considered a public holiday, meaning that government offices are closed on that day.

Some U.S. States and Cities celebrate the holiday, and most of these are located in the middle of the country. Alaska and Hawaii have their own Thanksgiving Day, on the fourth Thursday of November. Since this is a federal holiday for the states of Alaska and Hawaii, it is called “Federal” Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Dinner

A typical Thanksgiving dinner involves a 4-6 course meal. It starts with soup or salad. Next comes the main course, either turkey or some other meat. The traditional vegetable is the American “pie” made of pumpkin, sweet potatoes, or even corn. Finally, there is dessert of some sort. The dessert is accompanied by a fruit salad and a beverage of choice.

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