Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. While there was an underlying religious element in the original celebration, Thanksgiving today is primarily identified as a secular holiday.
|Thanksgiving Parade at Stamford|
In the United States, it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Thanksgiving in Canada falls on the same day as Columbus Day in the United States. While in the United States today celebrate the story of the first Thanksgiving held in 1621 at Plymouth, Massachusetts, there is some evidence for an earlier harvest celebration on the continent by Spanish explorers in Florida during 1565, as well as harvest feasts in the Virginian colony. But now, they changed that, thanksgiving parade are very common now,one of parade that i saw is in Stamford.
They making Thanksgiving a national holiday and settling it to the fourth Thursday in November. In darien high school, we had a dismissal day on the Wednesday (the day before thanksgiving). talk about Thanksgiving, I had a ton of fun. My sisters in spain and california back to home for celebrate thanksgiving together, and the kid that hill family hosting last year ‘Tom’, he came home too and finally ‘our home’ its so crowded !! its a lot of story, share our experience, sharing culture and many else.
|Hill Family !|
|pool time :D|
We were starting the Thanksgiving day with watched ‘football game’ in Darien high school. After that we came home and prepare for Thanksgiving dinner. Huge turkey and cranberry are my favorite! after that, late night, all of kids played pool and do something, ups, its privacy..haha :D. but, overall its so awesome holiday that I ever felt, it was great! Holiday just for eat, eat and eat!
|Thanksgiving Dinner !|
The day after thanksgiving at least its Friday. We called it ‘Black Friday’. I don’t know the reason, why the people called like that. But the important things that you should know is on that day, all store in mall, plaza, department store they are sell with huge discount. Soooo its means time to shooopping! Usually, they open at 10 am – 10 pm, but most of people sleepover in there or came early like at 2-3 in the morning just to get lower prices!, Incredible! And my family boughht some stuff from many store, clothing shop, and many else. Its really cheaper, it’s a real discount, and I cant wait black Friday next year!!