Thanksgiving 2022: Check Out History, Significance of the Day

24 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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As the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season, this U.S. national holiday is observed in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, and other countries.

In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is observed on the fourth Thursday of November each year. The purpose of celebrating this particular day is to give thanks to God for their daily meals. The festival for this year will happen on November 24. On this day, the US celebrates a national holiday marking the start of the Christmas season.

Date and history of Thanksgiving in 2022

Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States and is observed on the fourth Thursday of November; in Canada, it is observed on the second Monday of October. American families will get together to offer thanks and celebrate Thanksgiving on November 24. Numerous tales and traditions are connected to the name of this American festival.

The American holiday of Thanksgiving as well as its religious and cultural traditions have a long history. It is believed that the harvest feast shared between the Wampanoag Native Americans and the English colonists of Plymouth, Massachusetts—later known as the Pilgrims—in 1621 served as the model for the modern American Thanksgiving. The celebration was remembered as a feast that united the two peoples in honour of their survival.

Since then, this festival has been observed on various dates during the last 200 years by several colonies and states. Thanksgiving is seen as having started with this one. A national Thanksgiving holiday was not legally established by President Abraham Lincoln until 1863, during the American Civil War.

Following then, the day was designated a national holiday by every President. Thanks to a proclamation given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942, Thanksgiving Day is now observed on the fourth Thursday of November, which is not normally the final Thursday. This choice was made in accordance with a 1941 joint resolution of Congress.

Thanksgiving: Importance

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and remember all the benefits and sacrifices made throughout the previous year. Later, thanksgiving became a holiday celebrated by gathering with friends and family to eat a delectable feast as urbanisation expanded. They also deck the halls with seasonal decorations to get in the mood straight immediately. In order for immigrants from many origins to participate in a common tradition, the festival veered away from its religious roots.

Thanksgiving: Celebrations

Pumpkin pie, turkey, potatoes, cranberries, bread stuffing, and Thanksgiving meals are all classic dishes. One of the busiest holidays, families gather to celebrate this day with a lavish feast.

Without a turkey supper, Thanksgiving is not considered to be truly American. The inclusion of the bird is a feature of the traditional feast. Additionally, the President of the United States of America follows a tradition on Thanksgiving. On the morning of the holiday, they forgive the Thanksgiving turkey.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place every year in New York City along with additional events. Huge cartoon balloons that are floating in the air combined with dancers and marching bands make up the greatest Thanksgiving parade in the world.

On Thanksgiving Day, most distant families make an effort to get together to share a hearty dinner and express gratitude to one another for their benefits.