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Thanksgiving Day, a Western Traditional Festivals

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  • Release on:2017-11-17

Thanksgiving Day, a Western Traditional Festivals

Thanksgiving is the American people's original one of the ancient festival, is also the American Family Reunion Festival. There was no fixed date for Thanksgiving, which was temporarily decided by the States. Until 1863, when America was independent, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. In 1941, the United States Congress officially designated the fourth Thursday of November as "Thanksgiving". The Thanksgiving holiday usually lasts from Thursday to Sunday.

In addition to the United States, Canada, the world and Egypt, Greece and other countries have their own unique Thanksgiving, but the United Kingdom, France and other European countries are insulated with Thanksgiving Day.

Customs of Thanksgiving Day

In customs, the United States and Canada are basically the same, there are: eating roast turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry berry jam, sweet potato, maize; Activities include: playing cranberry race, corn games, pumpkin race, holding a costume parade, theatrical performance or sporting events and other collective activities, and have a corresponding holiday 2 days, People in the distance will come home to reunite with their loved ones. It has also formed the habit of exempting turkeys, black Friday shopping.


There are many similarities between Thanksgiving Day in the United States and Canada, such as filling the fruit grain with a fertile goat horn and pumpkin pie. Canada's Thanksgiving dinner table food is often different from the region and time, some are deer meat and waterfowl, some ducks wild goose, but currently mainly Turkey and ham.


Social significance

Thanksgiving has changed little since 1621 in terms of its meaning and celebration. On this day, the churches of all denominations are open and thank God for their generosity.


Thanksgiving is a family holiday, all over the country, husbands and wives, children and old people, from the city to town, from the town to the township, from the township to the village, all return to spend the holiday home. People who can't go home can also make long-distance calls and talk to their parents and family to share Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving dinner, the whole country is actually the same. The table is always full of all kinds of delicious food. Nature is mainly turkey. Eating pumpkin pie is a gift to remember that the Indians had given to the first settlers.


In most families, some traditional games will be done after meals. Thanksgiving is a happy celebration, a day of family reunion, a time to repeat friendship. On that day, bachelors are always invited to other people's homes, to share the joys of Thanksgiving and to thank God for their blessings. This is also the meaning of Thanksgiving.


Thanksgiving wishes for you and your family.



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