Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada, though on different dates and with some variations in traditions. Here, I will primarily focus on Thanksgiving as observed in the United States.
- In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. This date was officially established by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, though it has earlier historical roots.
- The origins of Thanksgiving trace back to a 1621 feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts, shared by English Pilgrims and Native Americans. It was a celebration of a successful harvest and a symbol of cooperation between the two groups.