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Learn more about Thanksgiving!
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Thanksgiving is a special holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of every November. It’s a time when people come together with family and friends to express gratitude for the blessings in their lives. It’s also a time to enjoy a delicious feast, with traditional dishes like roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Many people also take the opportunity to volunteer and help those in need during this season of giving. Thanksgiving was made a national holiday in the United States on October 3, 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. Since then, it has been celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November. 

The historical significance of Thanksgiving dates back to the early 17th century when the Pilgrims, who were English settlers, celebrated their first successful harvest in Plymouth, Massachusetts. They held a feast to give thanks for the blessings of the year and to express gratitude to the Native Americans who had helped them survive in the new land. This event is often referred to as the “First Thanksgiving.” Over time, Thanksgiving became a symbol of unity, gratitude, and the importance of coming together as a community. Thanksgiving also has “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” in New York City which is a famous tradition that started in 1924 and features giant balloons, floats, and performances. This parade is intended to be a celebration of the new expansion and also as a way to advertise for the upcoming Christmas season.

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is known for its big sales and is considered the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. It’s a big shopping day that falls on the day after Thanksgiving. It’s known for its crazy sales and discounts in stores and online. People often wake up early to snag deals on electronics, clothing, and other items. It’s a popular day for holiday shopping and finding bargains. Some people even make it a tradition to go shopping with friends or family on Black Friday. It can get pretty hectic, but it’s also exciting if you enjoy hunting for good deals.

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