Thanksgiving is on 23rd November, 2017

One of the widely celebrated holidays in the United States, Thanksgiving as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest, has its history and origin way back to the ancient centuries. The day in the United States is a holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. Even though the style and grace of the celebration have changed a lot, but it still is one of the prime festivals in the United States.

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The history of the modern day's Thanksgiving has its origin in 1620 when American natives and pilgrims celebrated a three days long
feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 1620, a boat filled with more than one hundred people sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to settle and inhabit in the New World. However, some opine that the celebration for a good harvest and feast had started even before the arrival of the English settlers or pilgrims. This joyous and cheerful festival marks the autumn harvest. The matter of the fact is that the Greeks and Romans used to celebrate the harvesting season with their own music forms, parades and foods. Nevertheless, the essence of the celebration is to pay tribute and show gratitude to the almighty where as the family reunions are the charm of the Thanksgiving. It's not only Europeans or Americans, who celebrate the occasion with enthusiasm and fun, but Chinese also celebrate the festivity as their Moon festival from many years. People of Canada celebrate a three days long Thanksgiving weekend as well but the hype and hoopla don't match with that of the United States.