Thanksgiving is one of the holiest and euphoric occasions which is popularly identified as the harvest festival celebrated in United States of America, Canada and some other places across the world. This day holds a historical significant religiously observed to give thanks to the almighty God. Also it is a joyful moment for the people celebrated traditionally as the arrival of the first pilgrims to America.
When is Thanksgiving Day 2017
Each and every year, people are lot more curious and excited to know When is Thanksgiving Day 2017. This time too enthusiasm is at its peak to experience this spiritual holiday which will be celebrated with lot of love, cheer and happiness on the Fourth of Thursday in the month of November 2017. On this grand occasion of festivity, family and people reunion to have a lavish feasts which is considered as one of the major family celebration.
Thanksgiving 2017 Date
This traditional holiday does not have a fixed date of celebrate; where in the United States of America it is commemorated on fourth Thursday in November, while in Canada the day is enjoyed on Second Monday in the month of October. But people indulge themselves wholeheartedly in this pageantry ceremonial fanfare with lot of solemnity and flamboyant. You Check below the Thanksgiving 2017 Date.
Thanksgiving Day History and Origin
Of all the celebrated events and festivals in the United States, Thanksgiving Day holds historical significance. The History of Thanksgiving tells us the incidences which gradually add more importance to the day. The Origin of Thanksgiving Holiday is attributed way back into the era of the Plymouth plantation from 1621. It was the period of contentment when the inhabitants organized a harvest feast after a successful crop season.
It is known that in the summer of 1621, owing to severe drought conditions, pilgrims called for a day of fasting and prayer in order to please god and ask for a bountiful harvest in the coming season. God answers the prayers of the settlers and it rained on the end of the day which ultimately saved their crops. Thus the day was marked as the “First Thanksgiving”, where people celebrated it by organizing grand feast to thank god for his favors.
It was in the year 1623, once again people had to face a severe drought and this time it was Governor Bradford who proclaimed another day of Thanksgiving in the year 1676. People from 13 other colonies also joined these communal celebrations in the month of October 1777, marked as the victory over the British.
Finally the President of United States, Abraham Lincoln, proclaimed and finalized these important day on the last Thursday of November as the National Thanksgiving Day which was commemorated with the anchoring of the Mayflower at Cape Cod on 21st November, 1621. It was President Franklin D. Roosevelt who fixed a date of Thanksgiving in the year 1939 on Fourth of Thursday in November.