When: Fourth Thursday of November
Where: United States
Watching football. Volunteer work such as working in a food kitchen for the homeless. Spending time with family cooking a feast and enjoying eating turkey and of course what would Thanksgiving dinner be without pumpkin pie!
According to the National Retail Federation the number of Americans shopping from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday increased to about 190 million in 2019.
In 1621, in what is present day Plymouth, Massachusetts, Pilgrim Colony Governor William Bradford invited the local native americans to a celebratory feast, to give thanks for the settlers first successful corn harvest. This wonderful gesture and festivity has become known as Americans first Thanksgiving. Although celebrated off and on in earlier years, it wasn't until President Ulysses S. Grant signed the holidays act that made Thanksgiving a national holiday. Aside from the turkey, another common image associated with the holiday is that of the cornucopia. A cornucopia is usually depicted as horn shaped wicker basket filed with an assortment of fruits and vegetables. The holiday has since become an annual day for people to express thankfulness for whatever they feel has blessed their lives. According to Whitehouse.gov For Thanksgiving 2019, President Donald J. Trump continued the time-honored tradition (which is marking its 71st year since the ceremony first took place in 1947) of officially pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey.