When is Thanksgiving 2023: History and all the traditions


Thanksgiving Day is a Federal Holiday. This year, it will be celebrated on November 23.

This is a day to celebrate the harvest and to be thankful for all the good things in life.

Native Americans celebrated harvest festivals for years before Thanksgiving was made official.

In 1600, people in Massachusetts and Virginia adopted it to be thankful for fertile fields.

The idea of thanksgiving, however, goes back to the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.

The first official Thanksgiving was in 1621, when pilgrims gave thanks for their first successful harvest.

President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day in 1863.

In 1941, Congress passed a law and made Thanksgiving Day the fourth Thursday of November.

The age-old tradition involves preparing a rich meal with turkey as the main item.

Other traditions include donating food, volunteering at shelters and homes, and helping those in need.

The annual parade and festivities in many cities are another long-standing tradition.

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