American Thanksgiving: Festival season started in the United States Of America and one of the most awaited and celebrated festivals, Happy Thanksgiving Day 2017 is coming up next on Thursday, the 23rd of November (23/11/2017). Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday Canada, the United States as well as some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States Of America. It’s is also called as “Harvest Festival” in the USA. “Days of Fasting or Days of Thanksgiving” is yet another specially called name of this occasion.
All the sense behind celebrating Thanksgiving day is giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year. It’s not only observed in the USA but many other countries as well, but it’s has been called with different names. Thanksgiving is also celebrated in India but on the various date which is 15th August.
People celebrate this Thanksgiving day festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. They send Thanksgiving wishes, and greetings to each other, pray in church for their loved ones. On the final day, they cook some specific food for the Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving turkey is one of the most eaten dishes at this time. Though there are many recipes on the menu for the Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving has some religious history and cultural traditions, and it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well in the USA and Canada. There are some special prayers to be done on this day in Church and special thanksgiving ceremonies, after harvests. In North America, it was started celebrating after the Protestant Reformation.
US Thanksgiving 2017
Thanksgiving Day every year celebrated in the United State of America. In this year Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on 23rd November 2017. People do social and religious service on this day in the name of Thanksgiving. Before 1536 there were 95 Church holidays including 52 Sundays when people were required to attend church and forego work and sometimes pay for expensive celebrations. But after 1536’s reform these Church holidays were reduced to 27. Though there were some Puritans, who wanted to eliminate all the Church holidays, including Christmas and Easter. But it was not possible because both Easter and Christians are two most important festival celebrated in the USA, in fact for all the Christians.
There is never one answer for the question that when the first Thanksgiving day celebrated in the United States. Because there are different opinion after this by people like James Baker. Though a most accepted the day for Thanksgiving services codified explicitly in the founding charter of Berkeley Hundred in 1619. While the first official Canadian thanks took place on April 15, 1872, when the nation was celebrating the recovery of Prince Welles from a serious illness. And later on, by the end of 19th century, Thanksgiving Day was celebrated on November 6.
Thanksgiving Day 2017 USA
Right after Veterans day on 11th of November, we will celebrate Happy Thanksgiving Day 2017. It’s time to thank god for serving us the best food in the world. But we can also thank our friends, family, parents, office staff, and other loved ones. Because somehow they also provide something special to us, every time. So, don’t forget to
make full use of this opportunity acknowledge your best one’s love and giving to us.