Thanksgiving is finally here! It’s the time of year when families gather together from all parts of the country and celebrate giving thanks over a delicious meal. Every family develops their own unique traditions that they follow year by year. Some families travel into Manhattan, New York to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, while some enjoy the parade at home with a cup of coffee. Some families will spend their holiday giving back by volunteering at soup kitchens or delivering turkey dinners to families that can’t afford them.
The holiday that originated in 1621 by the Pilgrims during their first harvest in the New World with the Native Americans officially became an annual tradition in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Fathers who dwelleth in the Heavens.” Celebrated on every fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving is officially the start of the holiday season.
So how will you reward yourself this Thanksgiving? Will you throw the pigskin around with the family or just watch the football game on the television? Will you enjoy a delicious juicy turkey or ham with a side of mashed potatoes, stuffing or cranberries? Will you start the day by watching all of the amazing floats in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or finish the night watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving?
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