Thanksgiving Day is a traditional North American holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November, and in Canada on the second Monday of October. On Thanksgiving Day, Americans gather together with family members like on Chuseok in Korea and hold parties to eat various foods, including turkey. Thanksgiving Day began in 1863 during the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln thanked his ancestors. After that announcement of the celebration on Thursday November 26th, it became an annual tradition.
As a federal and national holiday in the United States, Thanksgiving is one of the major national holidays of the year, and along with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving has become part of the year-end holidays.
When it comes to Thanksgiving Day in other countries, Chuseok, also called Hangawi, is a national holiday that represents Korea along with Seolnal. It is the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and comes after the middle of September. Therefore it can be a time of harvest, where the harvest is in full swing: cooking with the fruits and grains that have been harvested, offering thanks to ancestors, and having fun with the whole family.
German Thanksgiving Day, Erntedankfest, is in early October and this festival is also an important religious ceremony. Just like in North America, it comes with a big dinner (usually autumn harvest) and a parade. The Bavarian Beer Festival, Oktoberfest, is usually held near the Eundeondankest day.
Chinese Thanksgiving is said to be the same day as Korea, and many people come out at night to see the moon. On that day, the Chinese people eat something called 'wallbyeong'. 'Wallbyong' contains various ingredients such as jujube, red bean, fruit, or meat.
Many countries all over the world have their own Thanksgiving Day and celebrate the traditions that have been handed down. Therefore, I recommend that readers read this article, learn, and recognize various Thanksgiving holidays and learn about new cultures.
|사진1:▲Turkey Of Thanksgivingday's food / Source: NAVER
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