Thanks giving• Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada.
• Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated.
• Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations.
Historically, Thanksgivinghad roots in religiousand cultural tradition.Today, Thanksgiving isprimarily celebrated as asecular holiday.
THE HISTORY• Prayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests and at other times. The holidays history in North America is rooted in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation. It also has aspects of a harvest festival, even though the harvest in New England occurs well before the late- November date of the holiday
Thanksgiving Traditions• Eating turkey• Watching NFL / American Football
The Tradition Of The Turkey• Every year, the President of the United States will “pardon” a turkey, which spares the birds life and ensures that it will spend the duration of its life roaming freely on farmland.
Turkey• The centrepiece of contemporary Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada is a large meal, generally centred around a large roasted turkey.
NFL / American FootballAmerican football is one of the many traditions inAmerican culture that is associated with ThanksgivingDay.
Why my family celebrate Thanksgiving• to give thanks to our God for His influence in our lives by preparing a big feast to share with our extended family members and friends.
What’s happening on Thanksgiving• Unlike the Americans and the Canadians, we don’t serve roast Turkey.• During the day my parents tidy and decorate the house and prepared a variety of food in between.• The typical menu: wontons, sticky buns, asparagus wrapped with bacon, roasted vegetables, sushi, apple tarts glazed with apricot jam, Dutch apple-pie, etc.• Before the meal my dad would pray and give thanks to our God. We then eat, drink, chat, laugh and eat some more.