THANKSGIVING DAY (USA)
Quick Facts : Thanksgiving Day (USA)
- Date: Nov 24, 2016
- Also Called: Harvest Festival
- Celebrations: Family get together
Every year Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. This day was historically a religious observation to give thanks to the almighty God. The occasion traditionally celebrates the arrival of the first pilgrims to America.
Thanksgiving Day is a time to feel gratitude for the good things in life. This is a day of festivity, family reunions and lavish feasts. In the USA this day is considered as one of the major family celebration generally celebrated at home with family and friends. The traditional dishes like Roasted turkeys, Cranberry sauce, Corns. Potatoes and Pumpkin pie are included in the Thanksgiving meal.
People celebrate this day with a great enthusiasm with their family and friends and sometimes give gifts like flowers, jewellery, baked cookies, chocolates etc to their near and dear.
Thanksgiving Day (USA) Observances
- Nov 27, 2008
- Nov 26, 2009
- Nov 25, 2010
- Nov 24, 2011
- Nov 22, 2012
- Nov 28, 2013
- Nov 24, 2016
- Nov 27, 2014
- Nov 26, 2015