Traditional celebration of the United States and Canada. In the United States is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, although originallymade last Thursday. In Canada, meanwhile, is held the second Monday in October. Usually in this festival come together around a table family and friends to share afeast. Although religious in origin, is considered a holiday secular.La most people in the United States celebrate this festival with family gatherings in their homeswhere they prepare a feast. In many homes it is common to offer a prayer of thanks. The traditional main course for dinner is a big turkey roasting or baking. Thisturkey is traditionally served with a filling made of cornbread and sage. It is traditionally served with a jelly or cranberry sauce. They also tend to use vegetabledishes like green beans, sweet potatoes (camote) and mashed potatoes with gravy, a sauce made from the juice of turkey also often served a variety of desserts, withpumpkin pie more popular. It is also common to prepare the pecan pie and apple. Annually the department store chain Macy's made a big parade through the streets ofManhattan, New York, which attracts millions of people to Broadway to see the huge giant balloons and watch performances by guest artists.
Start shopping season. Mostbusinesses and offices are closed on this day. Some stores, shopping centers, restaurants and bars stay open. The Friday following the traditional festival is the openingof the holiday shopping season. This day is known as Black Friday. Stores and shops all offering bargain prices and many people go from early morning to the mall.