How to celebrate Thanksgiving when in the US?

How to celebrate Thanksgiving when in the US

Still gearing up for the next holiday in queue i.e., the Thanksgiving Day, we’ve been talking about the things you can do this year, how to build the attitude of gratitude and more. Don’t let your cheer come down because here we have something to take you a little closer to the holiday.

Thanksgiving is arguably the most celebrated holiday after Christmas and Halloween in the US and it may be the most important dinner of the year as well.

Being in the United States (or in a foreign country), if you are unaware of how people celebrate the harvest festival, this blog is for you.

Following are the five questions (including how to celebrate the day) that will come useful to you.

What is the holiday?

Followed by the Halloween, Thanksgiving is a celebration that started with the Harvest Festival and is more about the family coming together and being thankful for the same. With a lavish supper that is shared by the family, the time is about showing gratitude towards all the blessings that have been given to them all.

Where did it all start?

It is said that the first Thanksgiving was about the Pilgrims inviting the local Native Americans with them. However, it wasn’t until 1621 when the day became an annual tradition. With the entire celebration going on for 3 days, Thanksgiving hasn’t celebrated again till 1789. It was then that the then President George Washington announced it to be a National Thanksgiving Holiday.

Later on, with all the trials and turbulence in the history, it was decided that the holiday will be celebrated as a federal holiday on the last Thursday of November every year.

How do you celebrate the day in the US?

There is a lot to do when you are the United States on Thanksgiving. Some of them are:

Watch the parade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been around since 1924. The tradition has been passed on for years being improvised to fit in the current setting. Starting at 9 in the morning in New York, you should witness this one for sure.

Go shopping

This is the day when you get all the Thanksgiving goodies at the various stores at discounted prices. You can even stay home and shop men’s underwear styles, eateries, toys and other gifts that you have planned for all the guest coming over.

Cook, cook, cook

You cannot ignore the fact that the day is all about food and the exotic delicacies. Why not stay home and cook the lavish supper or at least help your partner do it? It will be more amazing than watching presidential turkey pardon for sure.

Say grace and give thanks

The food is served on the table, all the people have gathered and are eagerly for the sumptuous, you should now let the eldest member of the family say the grace and be thankful for all that you have. Have the lip-smacking delicacies served and be merry.

What’s up there on the menu?

There are a number of things that have been on the menu for years and they include:

Stuffed turkey
Mashed potatoes
Pumpkin pie
Cranberry sauce
Juice; and more.

Do you still have some questions? Do let us know in the comments below.

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