Thanks giving day is an important public holiday. It is annually celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863. When during the American civil war, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent father who dwelled in the heavens” to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.
The event that Americans commonly call the “first Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the pilgrims after their first autumn harvest in new world in 1621. This feast lasted three days and as accounted by attended Edward Winslow, it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 pilgrims. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “Thanksgiving day” of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or end of a drought.
When Thanksgiving Day:
Thanksgiving Day in the United States is a holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. It is observed in U.S Thursday, 24 November, 2016.
Public life: Most government offices, businesses, schools and other organizations are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Many offices and businesses allow staff to have a four day weekend so these offices and businesses are closed on Friday after Thanksgiving Day. Public transit systems do not usually operate on their regular timetable.
Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friend to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie and vegetables. That day giving thanks prayer, feasting, spending time with family, playing football games etc.
Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have or collected at the end of the harvest season. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for blessings of harvest and of the preceding year.
“Be thankful for what you have, you will end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never ever have enough.”
If the only prayers you said in your whole life was “thank you” that would suffice.
Thanks giving quotes:
He who thanks but with lips
Thanks but in part.
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
Wishing this thanksgiving find you with plenty of reasons to give thanks!
Conclusion: True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what he has done for us and not to tell him what we have done for him.