Thanksgiving in 2020 is Thursday, November 26, 2020.
Source of Thanksgiving
The origin of Thanksgiving has always been traced back to the beginning of American history. In 1620, the famous Mayflower was loaded with 102 Puritans who could not stand the British religious persecution and arrived in the Americas. In the winter of 1620 and 1621, they encountered unimaginable difficulties and were in hunger and cold. In the past winter, there were only 50 immigrants who survived. At this time, the kind-hearted Indians sent necessities to the immigrants, and specially sent people to teach them how to hunt, fish and grow corn and pumpkins.
White immigrants and Indians have established close friendships. In November of this year, the corn harvested, the immigrants held a hearty gratitude meeting, using the roast turkey and corn cakes to treat the Indians. The Indians attended a party with a variety of corn products, roasted turkey, pumpkin pie, wild grapes and corn wine pulp. People sang and danced all night long. Later, at the end of November after the annual corn harvest, the white immigrants who settled here will hold a gratitude meeting, roasting turkeys, cooking corn food, and treating Indians.
On the first day of Thanksgiving, the Indians and immigrants gathered together. They fired salutes at dawn, marched into a room used as a church, expressed their gratitude to God devoutly, and then lit a bonfire to hold a grand banquet. . Wrestling, running, singing, dancing and other activities were held on the second and third days. The first Thanksgiving was very successful. Many of these celebrations have been circulating for more than 300 years and have been retained until today.
There is no fixed date for the initial Thanksgiving and it is decided by the states. Until 1863, when the United States became independent, President Lincoln announced Thanksgiving as a national holiday.