Thanksgiving, a North American holiday, takes place on the fourth Thursday of November in the US.
The festival”s origins lie in early communities of the continent, who relied heavily on agriculture and were fervently religious. At the end of the each harvest they began gathering to literally ”give thanks” for all that God had blessed them with over the course of the season.
Now considered more of a secular holiday without specific religious allegiance, millions of Americans gather together on Thanksgiving Day with friends and family to eat a traditional turkey dinner and usually partake in another long-held tradition: a televised professional football game.
Across the country many parades are held in honour of the day, perhaps most famously the Macy”s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Many of the floats are themed around Broadway shows and popular film and television personalities, with the parade ending as Santa Claus” float marks the beginning of the Christmas season.
The day following Thanksgiving, colloquially known as ”Black Friday”, is often given as a holiday by employers. Visitors might be tempted to indulge in a more familiar tradition on this day: shopping for Christmas presents for their friends and families.
Family – Theme Parks – Treat the family to a day at one of the Disney resorts or to a splashing day out at a Spanish waterpark.