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Want To Know About Thanksgiving Day 2018? Here You Go With The Answer

We all know the significance of Thanksgiving right? Since it’s 2018 so people already have started searching for the Thanksgiving Day 2018. This is the day that excites almost everyone. People start planning for this day in advance. Want to know more about Thanksgiving Day 2018? Keep on reading this article you will get satisfied.

Do You Know What Is Thanksgiving Day?

Well, Thanksgiving day is a national holiday. People celebrate this day in Canada, the United States some of the Caribbean islands and Liberia. People celebrated this day by giving thanks for the blessing of harvest.

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for the friends and families to gather for a special meal.Wondering what does that meal include? That meal includes Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. In short, this is the day for the people to give thanks for what they have. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is the time of the month so that people can enjoy their holiday to it’s full.

Let’s Know About The Brief History

I believe that before talking about the Thanksgiving Day 2018 we should talk about its history first. Do you think the same? So people have been celebrating this annual holiday since 1863. However, it is not the cause of celebration for everyone. Since 1970 Native Americans and their supporters arranged a protest for a National Day of Mourning at Playmouth on Thanksgiving Day. Additionally, American Indian Heritage Day is also observed at this time of the year.

However, many people mark the origins of the modern Thanksgiving Day to the harvest celebration that the Pilgrims held in 1621. Interestingly their first Thanksgiving was in 1623. They gave thanks for the rain that ended the drought.Thus these early Thanksgivings took the form of a special church service rather than a feast.

Now What About The Public Life

Curious enough to know whether there will be a holiday on Thanksgiving Day 2018 or not? Well yes, most of the government offices, businesses, schools and other organizations are closed on Thanksgiving Day just like Memorial Day. Many of the offices and businesses give a four-day weekend to their staff. Therefore, these offices and businesses are closed on Friday.

Even though the public transportation doesn’t work at their regular time. But most importantly this holiday can be the busiest time because of the parade and other activities that are taking place.

Any Idea Why Thanksgiving Is Celebrated With A Turkey?

Thanksgiving is celebrated every year. So people will celebrate this Thanksgiving Day 2018 with a Turkey too. But do you know that why people celebrate it with a Turkey? Turkey has become the traditional Thanksgiving fare because at one time it was an uncommon treat.

Because during the 1830’s an eight-to ten-pound birds cost a day’s income. However, even turkey is affordable today but they still are a celebratory symbol. Guess what? Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin ate roast Turkey for their first meal on the Moon.

Thanksgiving Day 2018
Thanksgiving Day 2018 This year Thanksgiving Day 2018 will be celebrated on  22nd November Thursday. However, different countries celebrate it on different dates and days.

1- Australian external territory of Norfolk Island celebrate Thanksgiving on the last Wednesday of November.

2- Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on second Monday of October.

3- In the West Indian island of Grenada, in the Caribbean people celebrate Thanksgiving Day on October 25.

4- People in the West African country of Liberia celebrate Thanksgiving on the first Thursday of November.

5-Thanksgiving in the Netherlands, however, takes place on first Wednesday in November.

What People Can Do On Thanksgiving Day

Well on Thanksgiving Day 2018 people can have a bunch of activities. This is the time of the year where the families can have a get-together, enjoy home cooked meals and share stories with families and friends. People can celebrate the special moments by spending some quality time with their loved ones.

Apart from preparing Turkey and dressing for the special occasion, everyone can, therefore, enjoy different fun activities on this holiday.

Activities For Thanksgiving Day 2018

There are a number of activities that the people can enjoy by availing the opportunity. Some of them are:

1-Turkey Trot LA

This event takes place every year. This is the Thanksgiving feast and the best chance to burn your calories. This annual event takes place from 8: am to 12:00 pm. So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and sign up for the annual Turkey Trot on this Thanksgiving.

Hence, all the Runners and walkers can sign up for 5K or 10K on the streets of Los Angeles. And, the kids can also participate in 1 mile “Widdle Wobble”.

2- Volunteer At Westside Thanksgiving

This is the time to give time and resources to those who are less lucky or happy. However, this is going to be the annual meal of Thanksgiving Day 2018. This event will be feeding Thousands of the Angelenos this year. This event will begin from 2 p.m till sunset.

3- 38th Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Turkey Trot Fun Run

This run will take place at 8:00 am. The entire family can, therefore, join the event. This event is organized by the City of Torrance. Furthermore, after the run, there will be prize distribution ceremony. The prizes will be given away including the mountain bikes, vouchers, the gym membership and many more.

Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day 2018

As there will be a holiday on Thanksgiving Day 2018 so the majority of the stores an businesses will remain closed on this day.Hence you can check out here that which of the stores will remain open on this Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving store hours are

1- Walmart will open at 6 PM on Thursday
2- Best Buy will open at 5 PM on Thursday
3- Target will open at 5 PM on Thursday
4- JC Penny will open at 2 PM on Thursday
5- An Kmart will open at PM on Thursday
 

Black Friday Offers By Different Stores

Black Friday is the informal name of Thanksgiving Day.On this day different stores will be offering discount deals and special offers for all the people.Therefore, get yourself ready to avail this golden opportunity. Here are some of the stores that will offer deals of food, clothing, footwear, kitchen utensils and many more.

1- Walmart Black Friday
2- Macy’s Black Friday
3- BestBuy Black Friday
4- Sears Black Friday
5- Lowe’s Black Friday

I hope that this article was helpful enough to give detailed information about Thanksgiving Day 2018. You can Also read about most celebrated Labor Day in this article

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