Sunday, 29 January 2017

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is here and people are ready to cook turkeys and enjoy with their family and friends.  Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November it is a time in the year where people come together and thanks each other.

Why it is Celebrated?

This day is celebrated for giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Several Places around the world observe the celebration in the same way. This day is celebrated in a secular manner because its historical roots are in religious and tradition culture. According to researchers, there is no complete history of the origins of the Canadian Thanksgiving day. However, in the United States this day is sparsely documented in 1621 and hence becomes a present Thanksgiving Day.

How do People Celebrate it?

Thanksgiving Day is a religious observance for all communities to give thanks to God for a common purpose. If we look on historic reasons, there are so many reasons for celebrating this day and hence this day is now celebrated across the world. There are many different forms in tradition for giving thanks to God. Some people will celebrate this day by attending religious services and saying mealtime prayer before Thanksgiving dinner. In many families, it is a holiday tradition to begin this day by arranging dinner and saying a grace prayer before and after a meal. It is a custom that families will hold hands and prey before the Thanksgiving dinner. Before praying, each person tells the specific reason they're thankful to God that year. Many homes of worship also offer various worship services and events on Thanksgiving themes.

Food Drives for the poor:

In Thanksgiving time, food will be given to poor and needy people. On the occasion of this day, various communities will arrange annual food drives which include non-perishable packaged and canned foods. On the other hand, corporations will sponsor charitable distributions of staple foods along with Thanksgiving dinners. In US Salvation Army will be volunteers to serve Thanksgiving dinners to hundreds of people at various locations.

In US various people will have different opinions of Thanksgiving Day. But this day leave is synonymous of festive occasions. It is a day of festive meals, parades, football, family and friends. According to many people it is a way of spending time together, catching up and enjoying one another's company. It is a holiday to remember and giving thanks for the good things like providential events in our lives.  

How to Plan for the Thanksgiving Day?

Some of the tips for celebrating this day are select the menu in advance, select your recipes, prepare food systematically, make your dining table festive,  arrange traditional Thanksgiving holiday pursuits, spent some time which reflects the meaning of Thanksgiving Day and find some activities after meal to enjoy. If you are planning to participate on Black Friday the following day from the earliest of hours, take a long nap after the meal if you are feeling sleepy. You can also spend some time making use of the Thanksgiving leftovers in the next day. This day is a way of giving thanks to God.



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