Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November and in Canada on the second Monday of October.
This holiday has roots in cultural traditions. It’s a very old tradition and a very important date on the American calendar. It was first celebrated in October 1621 by the first British settlers, the Pilgrims, but today is on the fourth Thursday of November. The Pilgrims gave thank after their first winter in America. They celebrated (at Plymouth, in present day Massachusetts) with the Indians who helped them to live in the new land.
Today it’s a family feast celebrated with a spectacular parade and a huge dinner with traditional food: roast turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, corn bread and pumpkin pie.