Thanksgiving is observed on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA. However in Canada it is celebrated on the second Monday of the month due to the earlier harvest further North.
It is a time for family feasts of turkey with cranberry sauce and fabulous pumpkin pies. Often friends and family bring along a dish each and share in the social aspect of the preparation.
The Thanksgiving holiday was established as a national day of giving thanks and praise to God. the Plymouth settlers called the Pilgrims set apart a holiday immediately after their first harvest in 1621.
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the USA where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Many people have this as a holiday and spend a long weekend with family and friends.
So to those of you who are celebrating Thanksgiving this year - have a fantastic time.
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