Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday primarily celebrated in the United States and Canada. In the United States, it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, while in Canada, it is celebrated on the second Monday of October.
The origins of Thanksgiving can be traced back to a feast that took place in 1621 between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Pilgrims, who were early European settlers, held a three-day feast to give thanks for a bountiful harvest and to express gratitude for the help they received from the Native Americans.
Over time, Thanksgiving has evolved into a holiday centered around expressing gratitude for the blessings of the year, including the harvest. It is a time for families and friends to come together for a special meal, often featuring turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Many people also take the opportunity to reflect on the things they are thankful for and to spend time with loved ones.