What is Thanksgiving?
I'm British and so Thanksgiving has always been a mystery to me because we don't have it over here. What is it about? Is it a religious thing like Christmas? And is it all of America that has it? Is it as big as Christmas is? Does anywhere else in the world have it? How long a holiday do you get because of it? So many questions! Thanks for answering.
I know that Thanksgiving is the one day you don't want to be a Turkey in America, that is for sure.
Thanksgiving Day is a festival celebrated primarily by American and Canadian on the fourth Thursday in November. Traditionally, it is time to give thanks to God for the harvest and express gratitude. But now, it is time for merrymaking, shopping, family reunion, feasts and family dinners..
It is religious in origin but now identified as a secular holiday.
Perhaps, thanksgiving is as important as Christmas. Apart from Europe, these two festivals are celebrated in Asia as well.
by Fritz Isaacs 8 years ago
What is the history of Thanksgiving?When was the first Thanksgiving? How and why did this tradition begin? Why did early settlers like turkey so much? Is Thanksgiving celebrated in any other countries?
by Peeples 6 years ago
Why do YOU celebrate Thanksgiving?Seems like a pointless day. Have holidays just become about food and gathering? If so aren't those things we should and can be doing year round?
by CrisSp 9 years ago
Do atheists/agnostics celebrate Thanksgiving Day?Historically, Thanksgiving had roots in religious and cultural tradition. And, if they do, who do they give thanks? The picture attached here shows the "Then & Now" before meals, which is quite true.
by Lgali 11 years ago
Wishing You All A Happy Holiday Seasonand a Prosperous New Year
by Peggy Woods 25 hours ago
What would our Mondays be like without hearing from Bill? You can read his mailbag Q & A's here: https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Wri … llment-387
by John Hansen 9 days ago
Check out this wonderful article and poetry celebrating Thanksgiving.https://hubpages.com/literature/Joy-of-ThanksgivingThank you Pamela. I enjoyed reading the history of Thanksgiving and your poetry.
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