Thanksgiving Day, a traditional Western festival, is a festival unique to the American people and a festival of American family gatherings. There is no fixed date for Thanksgiving at the beginning, and it is temporarily decided by the states of the United States. Until 1863, when the United States became independent, President Lincoln announced Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
In 1941, the US Congress officially designated the fourth Thursday of November each year as “Thanksgiving Day.” Thanksgiving holidays generally last from Thursday to Sunday.
In 1879, the Canadian Parliament declared that November 6 was a Thanksgiving and a national holiday. In the following years, the date of Thanksgiving changed several times until January 31, 1957, when the Canadian Parliament announced the second Monday of October each year for Thanksgiving.
In addition to the United States, Canada, the world and Egypt, Greece and other countries have their own unique Thanksgiving, but the United Kingdom, France and other European countries are insulated from Thanksgiving. Some scholars have also advocated the establishment of the “Chinese Thanksgiving Day” to promote traditional culture.
Today, as China slowly integrates into the world, Thanksgiving Day is slowly integrated into the cultural life of the Chinese. On this day, China does not have a grand parade and a rich meal, but more emotional gratitude.
Grateful to the person you want to thank, a sincere smile, a hug will bring people closer to each other.