Thanksgiving Day (November Blog)

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.

I celebrated thanksgiving while I lived in Canada. I got together with my family and some close friends. We played games, ate turkey and pumpkin pie, and told each other what we were thankful that year.

I think thanksgiving is a day to remember all we are thankful for, but take for granted in our daily lives.