The Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States every year on the fourth Thursday in November. On this day the American families gather and enjoy the Thanksgiving feast, which includes Turkey, with all the trimmings. They also offer Thanksgiving prayers to God on this day and sing songs to praise Him. Thanksgiving Day 2009 will be celebrated in the America on the fourth Thursday in the month of November. The date is 27th November, 2009.
History of American Thanksgiving
The event, however, was a one-time celebration and was not intended to be an annual festival. It was not even repeated the following year. It was only after 55 years that another Thanksgiving Day was officially proclaimed. The Governing Council of Charlestown, Massachusetts convened on June 20, 1676 to weigh how to best express thanks for the good fortune that had secured the establishment of their community. By unanimous vote, Edward Rawson (the Clerk of the Council) was instructed to announce June 29 as a Day of Thanksgiving that year. But this time also the event proved to be just a one-time event.
Then the Continental Congress suggested a day of national thanksgiving during the American Revolution in late 1770’s. In 1817 New York State adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom, and by the middle of the 19th century many other states also did the same.
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 for Thanksgiving in America.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is another attraction of the Thanksgiving Day in America. This parade is held every year in New York city and audience enjoy its broadcast also.