FAMILY REUNION AND FEASTING
Family feast is an important tradition during Thanksgiving. The entire family sits at the table during dinner and offer prayer to the Lord Almighty for his continuousgrace. It is also a time for relatives living in different places to come together and celebrate.
TRADITION OF TURKEY
The traditional stuffed turkey adorns every dinner table during the feast.Pumpkin pie, Cranberry sauce, Corns are some of the dishes cooked everywhere to mark the day.
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated with lot of fervor and merry-making in America. Celebratedon the fourth Thursday in the month of November every year. Thanksgiving was a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to God, family and friends for which all have been blessedof material possessions and relationships. The original pilgrims celebrated the autumn harvest with a feast of thanks. The feast popularly known as the 'First Thanksgiving Day Feast' was held as agesture of thanks to almighty God. It was celebrated in the year 1621. After the United States gained independence, Congress recommended one yearly day of thanksgiving for the whole nation to celebrate.PARADES
America's preeminent “Thanksgiving Parade” is an important tradition. It was first held in the year 1924 in Detroit down to Woodward Avenue. The parade began on a very small scale, itspopularity grew with each passing year and after almost 24 years of the parade tradition, it was televised locally in 1948. Four years later in 1952 the parade received national coverage.
Thanksgivingparades also occur in other cities like Plymouth, Houston, Philadelphia and Detroit (where it is the only major parade of the year).
Important features of the parade are moving stands with specificthemes, scenes from Broadway plays, large balloons of cartoon characters and TV personalities, and high school marching bands. The parade comes to an end with Santa Claus's image passing the stands....
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