What is Thanksgiving and why do we celebrate it?


Thanksgiving is an American holiday celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November.

This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on November 23, and everyone is gearing up for the occasion.

The day is observed in the US and Canada to celebrate the harvest of the past year.

It also commemorates the colonial Pilgrim's harvest meal shared with Wampanoag Indians in 1621.

The second Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1623 when a long drought ended.

As years went by, certain feasts were dedicated to giving thanks annually.

The Thanksgiving meal comprises turkey, bread, stuffing, potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving Day is also one of the busiest of the year, with families coming together for the feast.

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