Monday, November 19, 2018

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day (Step by Step)

Thanksgiving Day - is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of  November month every year. Everybody enjoys a national holiday on this day in the US. It is celebrated from a long time ago since 1789. The national holiday wasn't until 1863 when Abraham Lincoln (16th President of United States), declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday every year in November during the American Civil War. This day brings the start of the fall/winter holiday season in the U.S. which brings happiness & joy. 😆

1. Why we celebrate Thanksgiving Day? 

Thanksgiving is a celebration of the near & dear ones in our friends & family and the closing of the fall harvest. It's a special day to express our feelings of thanks and a deep sense of gratitude to the close ones. Its the day to feel how lucky we are to have them in our life.
A special day dedicated to saying thanks to those who care for you, your parents, your family for being with you in every situation of your life. It is as simple as it sounds, a day to “give thanks” to everyone in this world who brought changes to your life.

2) How did it start? When was the first Thanksgiving Day celebrated in the US?

Long ago in November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast. Its remembered as American’s “first Thanksgiving”.

3) How should we celebrate Thanksgiving? 

Everyone has his/her own way of celebrating it. Celebrate it with your family that gave us life, who brought us into this world, gave us all the options we could think of. Moreover, we have seen them sacrificing their lives for our happiness. The first thanks is for them. Do whatever you wish you think will make them feel happier on this Thanksgiving day.

Macy's Thanksgiving day parade

4) How to plan for this special Thanksgiving Day?

On this special day, make sure you don't forget to watch

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.(Eastern Time) on 22 Nov 2018, Thursday.

Live Spot: 77th Street & Central Park West to Macy's Herald Square, NYC - Set an alarm 5 minutes.

Live Telecast on internet will be made available from 9AM at

a) Click

b) Open NBC Live website. Click

5) After the parade, Shop before the shop closes.

Mostly grocery stores in the US are opened only for the first half on this day, so make sure you get to the store early to arrange all the ingredients you’ll need for your cooking.

6) After shopping. 

You can enjoy American Football. Cheer up for your favorite team. 

7) Dinner Time - cook the best meal:

a) Mashed Potatoes. Delicious and easy to make.

b) Green Bean Casserole (cream of mushroom soup, fried onions & green beans).

c) Candied Yams - Sweet potatoes are usually yellow in color. Creamy types of potatoes are also called Yams. The sweet flavor and soft texture of these potatoes make them a versatile dish for the main course.
You can either bake them, mash them like the regular potatoes or make a casserole with them You can add brown sugar and butter, spices, place marshmallows on top and bake them into candied yams, resulting in a deliciously sweet dish looking like a candy.

d) Pumpkin Pie - Its been a favorite Thanksgiving classics from a long time. It's still in the trend. Its flavor represents the arrival of Autumn season. You can find pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice cookies and even pumpkin spice sausages and bagels in the market. If you have tried any one of these, you know that the flavor doesn’t even seems like having actual pumpkin in it.

Only the pumpkin pie has pumpkin in it. Its delicious warm spice and pumpkin filling inside a flaky crust will surely warm you up. (Indian too have a sweet dish called in Hindi 'Petha" which is made from white pumpkin aka winter melon). 

Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream
In US, Thanksgiving meal is generally made in good quantity and a lot of it is left after the dinner. The leftover food is then left to be consumed for the next day.

8) Why we should be thankful on this day? Think again.

During Thanksgiving, we should be thankful because we get to be with the family that gave us life, and who brought us into this world. They care for us and would never give up in our hard times. We should be thankful to all those who tried reconnecting with us after a long time ago. Also to all those friends with whom enjoy a lot and we feel to be lucky to have them in our life. Last but not the least one should also be thankful to God for our health for which if you care, it can reward you 100 times in return. 

9) What's After ThanksGiving Day?

a) After Thanksgiving, there is another famous day, known as Black Friday. On this day, stores across the country have huge sales where people wait in line for hours to buy cheap products (mostly for Christmas gifts).

b) Online buyers wait for the coming Monday which is known as Cyber Monday, where offline store mostly sell online on the internet on huge discounts. Many people wait for this particular day to purchase a lot of things online. Shopping list feels light on this day. 😊

If you are reading this blog post from anywhere in this word, you don’t have to live in America or Canada to enjoy Thanksgiving. All you need is a healthy food, an empty belly (stomach) and your family and/or friends. Enjoy as much as you can with them.
Wish you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! 
Remember giving thanks is the mantra to get respect in return. I hope you liked it. Don't forget to Subscribe from the top and post your valuable comments below. 🙏



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