Thanksgiving in USA
- Thanksgiving in 2017 is on Thursday, the 23rd of November.
- In the United States, Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
Thanksgiving in Canada
- Thanksgiving in 2017 is Monday, October 9.
- Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated on the second Monday of October each year and it’s an official statutory holiday
What Do People Do On Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for friends and families to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes: turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a special time for people to remind themselves to thank for what they have.
Thanksgiving Day parades are held in some cities and towns on or around Thanksgiving Day. Some parades or festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is the perfect occasion to visit family and friends.
Why is Thanksgiving Celebrated With Turkey?
Turkey has become the traditional Thanksgiving meal because at one time it was a very rare treat. During the 1830s, an eight- to ten-pound bird cost a day’s wages. Even though turkeys are affordable today, they still remain a celebratory symbol of bounty. In fact, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin ate roast turkey in foil packets for their first meal on the Moon.