Thanksgiving 2019 – Thanksgiving is a religious celebration mainly celebrated by Christians. Christians give thanks to their creator for the gift of life and also for a successful and wonderful harvest.
Whenever it’s Thanksgiving time, Christians prepare a lot for the celebration, first, they think of what’s best to give as a sacrifice or a gift of Thanksgiving. Items like food items and some certain animals can be used as a gift of Thanksgiving.
The most interesting part of Thanksgiving celebration is the FOOD part. During Thanksgiving families come together to prepare delicious meals made of turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes (the turkey must be present).
Although Thanksgiving had some historical toots in religious, and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a general holiday by all.
A Brief History of Thanksgiving
A lot of questions have coming concerning the history of thanksgiving, many wants to know how it came about and the first people to practice the Thanksgiving religion.
Thanksgiving is a religious holiday which was first celebrated in the U.S. in late 16th century, the native Americans celebrates a festival for their wonderful harvest yearly.
Thanksgiving in the U.S. is usually celebrated every fourth Thursday in the month of November and also Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October in Canada.
Thanksgiving – National Public or Religious Holiday?
Thanksgiving is not a federal government holiday, it is a yearly tradition in many countries and communities. Many countries celebrate Thanksgiving on the same or different months and dates depending on their working schedule.
Prayers of thanks and special Thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests and at other times.
When will Thanksgiving be Celebrated 2019?
Thanksgiving like we know already is a special holiday for giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessings of the years harvest.
Thanksgiving became a yearly routine in many countries and its religious services continued every year. Thanksgiving 2019 will be held on the 28th day of November 2019, and on the 14th day of October 2019, both in U.S. and Canada.
It’s quite cool to know that the Canadian Thanksgiving had a totally different origin from the U.S. Thanksgiving. The different dates are due to some reasons;
- When there’s an early harvest.
- There won’t be a clash in dates with another national public holiday in the different countries.
Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Liberia, Netherlands, Caribbean islands, grenade, Saint Lucia, and other countries aside U.S. and Canada.
The day following Thanksgiving in the U.S. is Black Friday. Whenever it’s Black Friday, retailers boast of huge sales with low discounts and shoppers comes with a deal to buy what they like.
Thanksgiving became very important during the English Reformation in the reign of Henry VIII.