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Is Thanksgiving Day a Public Holiday?

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Is Thanksgiving Day a Public Holiday?

Thanksgiving Day, a traditional Western holiday, is an original holiday created by the American people, and it is also a holiday for American families to get together. There was no fixed date for Thanksgiving at the beginning, and it was decided temporarily by the states of the United States. It was not until 1863 after the independence of the United States that President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday [1]. In 1941, the US Congress officially designated the fourth Thursday of November every year as "Thanksgiving Day." The Thanksgiving holiday generally lasts from Thursday to Sunday.

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America / Canada


In terms of customs, the United States and Canada are basically the same. The food customs include: eating roast turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry moss jam, sweet potato, and corn; activities include: playing cranberry competition, corn games, pumpkin races; holding makeup Group activities such as parades, theater performances or sports competitions


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Jews: Build a hut to hold a banquet under the stars


The Jews also celebrate the harvest, and their festival is called "Je Mao Festival", which is the Jewish harvest festival. The "Jumbo Festival" held every fall has a history of more than 3,000 years.


The Greeks: Cakes and Fruits Worship the Goddess of Agriculture


The ancient Greeks believed in many gods. Among them was Demeter, a goddess in charge of agriculture, marriage, and fertility. The Greeks held the "Thesmosphoria" festival every autumn to commemorate this goddess.


Britain and France and other European countries: insulated from Thanksgiving


European countries such as France and the United Kingdom are insulated from Thanksgiving. The British are only Thanksgiving. For them, the only most important holiday is Christmas.


In most families, some traditional games will be made after meals. Thanksgiving is a joyous celebration, a day for family reunion, and a time to renew friendship. On that day, even bachelors were always invited to other people’s homes to share the joy of gratitude with everyone and thank God for his favor. This is also the meaning of Thanksgiving.


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