This year, Thanksgiving is coming on the 22 November! This national holiday is celebrated in the United States, also in other countries by people of American descents. Previously, it was a day to give thanks on a good harvest and the blessings received in the preceding years.Thanksgiving is the time for families and friends to come together. Many people in the United States will go back to their hometown to have a Thanksgiving Dinner. Traditional food will be served, starting from the customary roasted and stuffed turkey, to mashed or sweet potato, cranberry sauce, cornbread, and delicious pumpkin pie. Before the dinner, a grace or mealtime prayer is usually performed, where each member of the family will take turns on giving thanks to any good thing happened to them during the year.
Thanksgiving could also be celebrated by helping the less fortunate ones, including providing food for the poor or donating to charities.
Some cities in the United States will also held a Thanksgiving Day Parade, with colorful parade floats with specific themes, large balloons, high school marching bands, and many more! Many American football games will be held on Thanksgiving Day, and television stations will also be showing special Thanksgiving shows.
If you do not celebrate Thanksgiving but know someone, either your friends, neighbors or colleagues who celebrate it, you can still share the spirit by helping them prepare the Thanksgiving Dinner. Or simply by letting them know that you are thankful for their wonderful friendship. Who knows, maybe you will be invited to the Thanksgiving Dinner and have the chance to taste the celebrated turkey dish!
How about you? Tell us your favorite Thanksgiving activity or share your most memorable Thanksgiving Day!