What is Thanksgiving Day?
Thanksgiving is a federal festival observed in the US, Canada and some other countries. It falls on the fourth Thursday of November in the US and is celebrated annually to mark the blessings of a crop, including the crop. Thus, the name ‘thanksgiving’, which zeroes down to expressing gratitude for things that we often take for granted. In Canada, it is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October, while in Liberia and Norfolk Island, it is marked on the 1st Thursday of November and the last Wednesday of November respectively. Schools are shut down, everyone stays at home enjoying the holidays.