Celebrating Thanksgiving: The Feast of the Harvest

Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month. It is a time when family, friends, and loved ones get together in celebration of the feast of the harvest. There are many symbols associated with Thanksgiving and it’s one of the busiest times of the year as people travel (sometimes long distances) to reunite at this special time of year.

Nestled between Halloween and Christmas, sometimes it seems that Thanksgiving is overlooked as many retailers put up Christmas decorations as soon as Halloween hits and Thanksgiving gets put on the back burner, but it remains one of America’s most beloved traditions.

Because Thanksgiving dates back to the early founders, it is an important holiday for Americans.

Some of the most popular symbols associated with Thanksgiving include acorns, apple pie, pilgrims, turkeys, cranberry sauce and cranberries, pumpkins, squash, Native Americans, autumn or fall, leaves, baking, dinner, wine, cornucopias, corn, cornbread, pumpkin pie, canoes, Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower, Massachusetts, and Indian corn.

Thanksgiving sales typically involve things that you will need for the holiday, but it is the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday when the sales really begin.

Thanksgiving is always the last Thursday in November and sometimes Black Friday is in November but it can also be in December.

Though Black Friday is a great time to get sales and deals, don’t let it detract you from the deep meaning of Thanksgiving — spending time with your loved ones and being thankful for all that you have with a feast of your harvest.

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