The 4th Thursday of November is observed as the Thanksgiving Day in the USA. The Black Friday comes right after that.
Celebration of Thanksgiving Day
The main celebration of Thanksgiving Day starts at night. Every member of the family join for enjoying the special dinner. The dinner menu contains tasty and spicy foods like cranberry sauce, potatoes, pumpkin, tomato and turkey. The day is made for thanking people around you and honoring them properly.
In a few states, Americans arrange parade while observing the Thanksgiving Day. It is a sign of the upcoming Christmas. This is why, shops and malls begin the advertisement on products for Christmas. People do not let the chance go of touring during the celebration. They go far from the crowd and enjoy the holiday.
Life in Public
The Day is an occasion for announcing holiday for government and private organizations. Schools and offices are closed during the celebration. You can notice a change in the regular schedule of the transit system. Parades and precisions may create traffic jam in some regions.
As people like to tour during the Thanksgiving Day, overcrowding becomes a severe problem for transportation. To celebrate the day, football matches are also organized. It causes a rush of people.
Background of the Day
In the year 1863, the Thanksgiving Day was begun to be celebrated as a holiday. Since then, People get one off-day every year. The day is not only held for celebration, but also there are some important facts. Till now, the day is being observed as the American Indian Heritage Day. Native Americans, who are the actual Americans protest in order to get the National Day of Mourning. This protest is staged in Plymouth Rock of Massachusetts.
Some Evidences has clarified that Texas was the first place where the Thanksgiving Day was celebrated at first. It was in 1598. The actual purpose of celebrating the day was to thank for raining. Ending of drought was a great relief for farmers in that nation. It was modernized in 1623 in Massachusetts. Nowadays, Thanksgiving Day means Feast or dinner. The day was for holding church services and praying before.
The Day become more important in the 16th century. A tradition of celebrating it annually was started. There was a variety in its way of celebrating as well there was no fixed date. The First President of the USA, George Washington announced it as an official day in the year 1789.
When Is Thanksgiving Day?
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Thu||Nov 25||2010||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thu||Nov 24||2011||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thu||Nov 22||2012||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thu||Nov 28||2013||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thu||Nov 27||2014||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thu||Nov 26||2015||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thu||Nov 24||2016||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thu||Nov 23||2017||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thu||Nov 22||2018||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thu||Nov 28||2019||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
|Thu||Nov 26||2020||Thanksgiving Day||Federal Holiday|
Name in other languages
|Día de Acción de Gracias||Spanish|