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 4 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 Greek One 6 years ago
Everyone knows that the real Thanksgiving always falls on the second Monday of October, as is celebrated up here in Canada.You guys are left to consume our excess, second rate birds...... and have only 1 month to properly digest your meals so as to make room for Christmas egg nog, cookies, lard...
by Gous Ahmed 7 years ago
Shouldn't Christmas be celebrated only by Christians?Christmas is celebrated all over the world by everyone from every religion/non-religion, but shouldn't it be a religious event for that religion? Why has it become this way? Commercialisation maybe?
by Clive Williams 20 months ago
Is Black Friday the day when Slaves were sold off dirt cheap?It is believed that After eating turkey and stuffing their guts. Slave owners celebrated a Sales day of slaves by selling old and worn out ones dirt cheap. They then bought r imported fresh black slaves. Many people rushed and flocked...
by telltale 5 years ago
Should Christmas be celebrated by all people or just by Christians alone?Traditionally, Christmas Day is the date of birth of Jesus Christ, but in some countries they are so widely celebrated, what do you think?
by ALL4JESUS 6 years ago
Any idea of who created that great graphic? I have seen in bumper sticker but know nothing of its origin.
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