Thanksgiving in United States


Generally, the fourth Thursday in November is celebrated in the United States as Thanksgiving. According to usa.gov, “In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation’s first Thanksgiving.” This year, it was celebrated on Nov 22, 2012.

Below is an excerpt of a speech made by President before Thanksgiving:

Tomorrow, in the company of friends and loved ones, we will celebrate a uniquely American holiday. And it’s a chance for us to spend time with the people we care about and to give thanks for the blessings that we enjoy; and to think about just how lucky we are to live in the greatest nation on Earth.

But it’s also a time to remember those who are less fortunate -– and this year, that’s particularly true for our neighbors in the Northeast who have lost their homes and their possessions, and even their loved ones to Hurricane Sandy.

The White House

The White House

photo credit: kelsey_lovefusionphoto via photopin cc

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