Thanksgiving 2018 Date – You all must be eagerly waiting for the last week of November to arrive it soon which will be celebrated as the Thanksgiving Day. As the citizen of United States, we all are very much excited to welcome this grand event of Thanksgiving Day which is meant to show respect and gratitude towards our family members and also who have helped us at our crucial moments. The festival is celebrated by organizing a Party meal especially the favorite Turkey dinner along with friends, family members, and close ones.
When is Thanksgiving 2018
So, friends, you must be eagerly waiting to know When is Thanksgiving 2018? It’s a National Holyday in the United States and Canada. This Day is so special for Canadians. On this occasion, everybody gives thanks to everyone and Americans and Canadians celebrate this occasion by energetically. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on Fourth Thursday of November in the United States and second Monday of October in Canada, Means that it has not fixed day until the 19th Century. Here you can find everything about When is American Thanksgiving this year and Thanksgiving History and Origin.
Thanksgiving Day 2018 Date
In America, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, so this year will be on November 22. It is usually followed by a crazy day of bagging bargains with Black Friday following the day after. The USA isn’t the only nation to mark celebrations Canada, Puerto Rico, Grenada and Liberia do so too. In Canada, the national holiday takes place on the second Monday of October.
History of Thanksgiving
Throughout history, mankind has celebrated the bountiful harvest with thanksgiving ceremonies. At these ceremonies, many exchange Thanksgiving gifts and are reminded of everything they have to be thankful for. Before the establishment of formal religions, many ancient farmers believed that their crops contained spirits which caused the crops to grow and die. Many believed that these spirits would be released when the crops were harvested and they had to be destroyed or they would take revenge on the farmers who harvested them. Some of the harvest festivals celebrated the defeat of these spirits.
Harvest festivals and thanksgiving celebrations were held by the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Hebrews, the Chinese, and the Egyptians. In 1621, after a hard and devastating first year in the New World, the Pilgrim’s fall harvest was very successful and plentiful. There was corn, fruits, vegetables, along with fish which was packed in salt, and meat that was smoke-cured over fires. They found they had enough food to put away for the winter.
They built homes in the wilderness, they raised enough crops to keep them alive during the long coming winter, and they were at peace with their Indian neighbors. Their Governor, William Bradford, proclaimed a day of thanksgiving that was to be shared by all the colonists and the neighboring Native American Indians.
The custom of an annually celebrated thanksgiving, held after the harvest, continued through the years. During the American Revolution the late 1770’s a day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress.
In 1817 New York State adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom. By the middle of the 19th century, many other states also celebrated a Thanksgiving Day. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln appointed a national day of thanksgiving. Since then each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, usually designating the fourth Thursday of each November as the holiday.
The holidays were to be replaced by specially called days of fasting or days of thanksgiving. Unexpected threats or disasters of judgment from on high called for days of fasting, special blessings, viewed as coming from God, called for days of thanksgiving. The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving are also sometimes traced to the French Settlers who came to New France with Samuel de, who celebrated their successful harvests. The first Thanksgiving food was a turkey.