Thanksgiving Day is a heartwarming holiday celebrated annually the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, and the second Monday in October in Canada. The history of Thanksgiving Day began when the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians in Plymouth Colony (now Massachusetts) celebrated it in 1621. While the main idea is to gather with family and friends to give thanks just before enjoying a splendid meal, many other activities add fun and excitement to the festivities before and after the feast. Thanksgiving Day not only caps the fall season, but it also heralds the beginning of the Christmas season, with “Black Friday”—the biggest shopping day of the year—taking place the next day.
1. Watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade
2. Thanksgiving Day Crafts
3. Play Thanksgiving Day Games
4. Physical Activity
5. Give Thanks
Thanksgiving may seem like a less colorful holiday than July 4th or Christmas, but it can be a warm, fun day of sharing when you plan fun and relaxing activities that will make the day more memorable. Keep cameras on hand to record special moments, and share photos from previous holidays to warm hearts of those who have been out of touch for a while. Thanksgiving Day has been set aside for giving thanks, so be thankful for family, friends, faith and food on this very special and meaningful holiday.