The Thanksgiving Day (in English, Thanksgiving, thanking literally) is a traditional celebration of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. In the United States is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, although originally made last Thursday.In Canada, meanwhile, is held the second Monday in October. Usually in this festival come together around a table family and friends to share a feast. Although religious in origin, is considered a secular holiday. Most people in the United States celebrate this festival with family gatherings in their homes where they prepare a feast. In many homes it is common to offer a prayer of thanks. The traditional main course for dinner is a big turkey roasting or baking. This turkey is traditionally served with a filling made of cornbread and sage. It is traditionally served with a jelly or cranberry sauce. They also tend to use vegetable dishes like green beans sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes with gravy, a sauce made from the juice of turkey is often served too great variety of desserts, pumpkin pie being the most popular. It is also common to prepare the pecan pie and apple. Annually the department store chain Macys made a big parade through the streets of Manhattan, New York, which attracts millions of people to Broadway to see the huge giant balloons and watch performances by guest artists.Most businesses and offices are closed on this day. Some stores, shopping centers, restaurants and bars stayopen. The Friday following the traditional festival is the opening of the holiday shopping season. This day is known as Black Friday. Stores and shops all offering bargain prices and many people go from early morning to the mall.