Congratulations with Thanksgiving day
November is the great autumn time to be thankful, a good time to remember and to embrace our nearest and dearest who enrich our lives. When life is so busy, it’s easy to overlook the important things – like letting the people in our lives know how much they mean and EasyBusy moving company congratulates you with one of the most important holidays in the history of the USA! Thank you for being with us! Thanksgiving wishes from across the miles from our house to yours. May your home be filled with laughter and happiness!
Let’s remember the history of this BIG DAY together!
Thanksgiving is usually celebrated in the US on the fourth Thursday in November. For many people in American it is the most important holiday, of course, apart from Christmas. It is a day when all family members come together and share a large tasty meal. People have four days off work and school: the Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and they take the Friday off as well to have a long weekend.
Thanksgiving is associated with the hard time when Europeans came to North America for the first time. In 1620 the European ship the Mayflower arrived, and there were about 150 people – Pilgrims. They came at a very hard, cold winter and surely could not have enough to eat, so a lot of people died. In the spring, Native Americans in that area helped the surviving settlers by showing them how to fish and grow corn. In summer, Natives showed what they could safely eat and they could store food for the next winter. People organized a big celebration party just to say “thank God and the Native Americans” for the help and the fact that they had survived. This was as the very first “thanks-giving” meal.
Today people also celebrate Thanksgiving not to forget these days. The most important and well-known image of the celebration is certainly a traditional dinner (when all the family gather) with foods that historically come from North America. The meal includes traditional turkey, beloved sweet potatoes (people call it yams) and, of course, cranberries, as a kind of jelly or sauce. The turkey is filled with dressing or stuffing. Many families traditionally have own special recipe. The tastiest dessert is orange pumpkin made into or with a pie.
For more than 200 years, different parts of the United States held Thanksgiving at different times: President Abraham Lincoln said it should take place on the last Thursday of autumn in November. Congress decided (in 1941) that Thanksgiving should be honored on the fourth Thursday in November (usually still the last Thursday, except for in those years when there are five Thursdays in the month).
A peculiar event connected with Thanksgiving has been taking place since the 1980s. It is a public ceremony, shown on TV, in which the President “pardons” a turkey. This means the turkey will not be killed for Thanksgiving, or at any other time, but will instead live comfortably on a farm, zoo, etc. For Thanksgiving in 2009, Barack Obama generously pardoned a turkey bravely named Courage and told it that it would be going to live in Disneyland in California. He made people laugh by saying there were moments in his job that made him realize why he had wanted it so much – but talking to a bird probably wasn’t one of them.
We can consider Thanksgiving as the beginning of the pre-Christmas period, a lot of people go to the shops to buy Christmas presents the next day.
We want to share this wonderful day and warm emotions with you, our friends! Don’t forget to congratulate you relatives and friends with this day and to show them how much you love them!
With great love, honor and best wishes,
Your EasyBusy moving company! We are glad to see you at any time of the year!
How EasyBusy celebrates Thanksgiving Day:
- Travelling to be close to family
- Making and eating a turkey dinner
- Breaking the turkey wishbone
- Giving thanks to our family and friends
- Volunteering to help others.