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Thanksgiving Day is a unique American festival,which started in 1621.
It should be traced back to the history of the United States.
In 1620,102 puritans reached America,it’s cold in winter and they suffered from poverty and hunger,finally only 50 people stayed alive.
When spring comes,they got help of local Indian people,and got a good harvest,In order to thank God and Indian friends,those Puritans held Thanksgiving ceremony every year.
In 1863,President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as a national holiday of Thanksgiving.
In 1941,congress declared that the holiday would be celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in November.
It’s Thanksgiving Day today,The writer O.Henry called it the one day that is purely American.
Thanksgiving has been a U.S. holiday every November since Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a day of In 2017,Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday 23 November.
Many states also observe the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday to create the much anticipated long Thanksgiving weekend.
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Because Thanksgiving is a federal holiday, it is observed by all levels of government,schools,public offices and most businesses.Families generally gather together for a turkey dinner and assorted traditional side dishes.Although many people also have Friday off,and retail stores are open for Black Friday,one of the busiest shopping days of the entire year.
For many Americans,Thanksgiving is the only time when all members of a family gather together,It’s a time of family reunion,just like Chinese Mid Autumn festival
Many people say that this year they are especially thankful for their families and friends and all the good things in their lives.
On Thanksgiving,people enjoy a long day of cooking,eating and talking,The traditional meal always includes a turkey with a bread mixture cooked inside.
Other food served with turkey are sweet potatoes,cranberries and pumpkin pie.
However,In 1961,when first Thanksgiving celebration,there was no pumpkin pie due to lack of flour,they ate boiled pumpkin,and a type of fried bread make from corn.
Americans have added new traditions to their Thanksgiving celebrations over the years.
For example,a number of professional university football games are played on Thanksgiving Day.
Some of the games are broadcast on national television.
At the end,LH Lights gives the best wish for you and your family.