Thanksgiving 2022: date and traditions of this US holiday

Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24 this year. The family celebration par excellence in the United States, where the state of mind is dedicated to feelings of gratitude and recognition. And like every year the next day is Black Friday.

When is Thanksgiving in 2022?

This national and family holiday is celebrated on last Thursday of November in the United States , a date set in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. It has been a public holiday in this country since 1941. Every year, millions of Americans cross the country to celebrate it with their families. A tradition to which the Americans are very attached, who will celebrate this year Thursday, November 24.

What is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is both a religious and cultural festival that signifies thank you for the donations '. It allows us to celebrate, as a family, what has been 'received' during the year.

What are the origins of Thanksgiving?

This festival dates back to 1620 when the Pilgrim Fathers, the Pilgrim Fathers, docked aboard the Mayflower at Plymouth, in present-day Massachusetts. Part of the crew had been ravaged by scurvy and so the sailors were weak when they landed. Fortunately, they were able to count on the help of a few Amerindians who taught them hunting, farming and fishing techniques and who offered them wild turkeys. The next year, William Bradford, the governor of these first settlers, organized a banquet to thank God for their harvests but also the Native Americans for their precious help.

What do we celebrate the day after Thanksgiving?

Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, we celebrate Black Friday. During this day of promotions, all the shops and websites offer discounts on many products. This day of good plans was born in the United States in the 70s before arriving in France in 2010. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving.

Why do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving?

This holiday is one of the strong symbols of American origins. It has become almost as important as Christmas is above all an opportunity for Americans to get together with family or friends. The people also take the opportunity to share these moments of family conviviality, on social networks.

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What is the traditional Thanksgiving menu?

The turkey that so marked sailors in the 17th century is the star food of Thanksgiving. It is stuffed and roasted in the oven and traditionally served with mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. A pumpkin pie often ends the meal. A turkey is also traditionally always pardoned every year by the President of the United States.

Which countries celebrate Thanksgiving?

Americans aren't the only ones celebrating Thanksgiving. Canadians also celebrate this holiday on the second Monday in October. . The inhabitants of some Caribbean Islands and Liberia also celebrate Thanksgiving.