Relocating to the United States means learning a new culture with new holidays and celebrations. One of the most meaningful holidays in the US is Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November every year. Its history dates back to 1621, when the colonists who settled in Plymouth and the Wampanoag Native Americans gathered together for a harvest feast.
Turkey, Tradition, and Togetherness
Thanksgiving ranks among the best holidays for many Americans. It has the warmth and joy of getting together with friends and family over a delicious meal without the stress that gift-giving can bring.
It’s a time of reflection, recognizing what is important, and stopping to ask yourself about the things for which you are grateful.
Here are some of the reasons why we love to love Thanksgiving.
1. The Feast
There’s just nothing better than a Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings.
2. Plus, leftovers for days
Not only are leftovers even more tasty the day after the feast, but the combinations are also perfect for the day after Thanksgiving meal.
Getting together with family and friends to enjoy a meal, watch football or just catch up makes it a very special holiday.
If you are a football fan, this is the sweetest time of the year because There’s no shortage of football games to watch.
5. Black Friday
To some, it’s the happiest shopping day of the year and for others, there is no appeal. Either way, there’s always Cyber-Monday!
It started recently in about 2007, Friendsgiving is a blend of friend and Thanksgiving and refers to a large meal eaten with friends either on or near Thanksgiving.
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7. Kickoff to the holiday season
It’s the perfect time to start decorating for the holidays with lights, wreaths, and mistletoe.
8. The Thanksgiving Day Parade
In New York City it’s a time–honored tradition to watch the parade in person but perfectly acceptable to enjoy on TV.
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9. You’re encouraged to nap
It may be the only time where it’s practically a requirement to nap after the big feast.
10. Being Home
Wherever you are from, wherever your hometown is, for now, this is home. Be mindful, grateful, and blessed for all that you have.
International AutoSource would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope that your Thanksgiving is full of everything that brings good memories, warmth, love, and gratitude.
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