"Thanksgiving Day is a great opportunity for all to express sincerest gratitude to God and to acknowledge other people who love and care for us."
Thanks giving day is celebrated in many countries. There are many myths related to this day. In Unites States of America it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and in Canada it is celebrated on the Second Monday of October. It is also celebrated in Netherlands, Liberia, Grenada and North folk Island. Thanks giving day began as a tradition of celebrating harvest of the year. An annual holiday has been observed in United State since 1863.
In Netherlands Thanksgiving Day service is held every year on the morning of the American Thanksgiving Day in the Pieterskerk. In Grenada this day is celebrated on25 October as Thanksgiving but this holiday is related to the anniversary of U.S. invasion in 1983. In Liberia, Thanks giving day is celebrated on the first Thursday of November. In North Folk Island (Australia), Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on Wednesday of November. New immigrants into Canada add their own harvest traditions to the harvest celebrations on Thanks giving day. In these countries this day is celebrated with great joy. There is a great feast of turkey in America and Canada. This day has become a religious day also. Local churches provide a banquet for the less fortunate.
Many people thank their family members, friends, colleagues, parents, grandparents, siblings, neighbors and partners and other social acquaintance who has helped them in their life. This day they try to create tradition and sweet memories. In America traditional dinner is served which was held in 1621 by the Wampanoag and the pilgrims who settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This day is even now traditionally featured as turkey plays a great role in the celebration of Thanksgiving. Firstly, turkey is roasted and some other dishes are mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn, other fall vegetables, and pumpkin pie are served as Thanksgiving dinner. The tradition of giving thanks to God is continued today. Various religious and spiritual organizations offer services on Thanks giving day or the weekend after Thanksgiving.
At home, it is a holiday tradition in many families to begin the Thanksgiving dinner by saying prayer. I think Thanksgiving is to feel gratitude to God for all the things in life. We can do this any time, any moment even for a smile which is given to us by God. Just think about any moment in life when you feel happy as the thoughts come into your mind, close your eyes and enjoy it. Then you must be thankful to God for this happiness because God has given you sweet memories. You can enjoy them any time. Even by remembering a single word which you had listened in past, can bring a lot of sweet memories to you. Don't feel sad that you have lost these moments, just feel proud that these are your sweet memories and still be yours. There are many people among you who cannot enjoy your sweet memories. So you must be thankful to the person who has given you smiles in this miserable world. You have to spent only few minutes on this practice and you will feel relax and thankful to the people around you. Now try to help other so that they can realize your presence. This way, other people including your friends, siblings, parents, partners and colleagues feel gratitude for God who has created all these relations. For bringing special joy and pleasure in your life try to be thankful on even little things in your life.
"Who does not thank for little will not thank for much."
( Estonian proverb)
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