Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in America. Generally, the festival is observed as an expression of gratitude to God. It is an occasion to give thanks to God for the bounty of the autumn harvest. In the United States, the holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. On the other hand, In Canada, where the harvest generally ends earlier in the year, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Tuesday in October, which is observed as Columbus Day. Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated with a feast shared among friends and family. In the United States, it is an important family holiday. People often travel across the country to be with family members for the holiday. The Thanksgiving holiday is generally a "four-day" weekend in the United States. Americans are given the relevant Thursday and Friday off. Thanksgiving is almost entirely celebrated at home.
In North America, People take part in parades and sporting events at Thanksgiving. Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the north-eastern United States of America where there is a Cranberry Harvest Festival held annually to celebrate the time of the harvesting of cranberries which started in 1949. The founders of the festival are Ellis D. Atwood (also founder of the Edaville Railroad) and Robert Rich (of Ocean Spray Cranberries). The peoples take a ride through the cranberry bogs of the old Edaville steam train. The festival also includes cranberry baking and pie-eating contests, the crowning of the Cranberry Queen and performances by strolling musicians dressed as 17th Century sailors singing old ballads and sea chanteys. The best part of the festival is the harvesting of the cranberries, which are a traditional part of the American Thanksgiving feast and Canadian Thanksgiving feast.