Folks living in outside US and Canada might don’t know much about Thanksgiving Holiday. However, people in USA and Canada are not just well aware but they celebrate it with utmost preparations. It is normally celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. So, today is Thanksgiving in US and festivities have begun.
Modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition in US has its origin in the year 1621 in Massachusetts. In later years, the tradition was continued by civil leaders such as Governor Bradford who planned a thanksgiving celebration and fast in 1623. At that time, the people living in then Massachusetts were suffering from lack of food. Native Americans helped Pilgrims by providing them food and teaching how to catch fish. The practice of holding annual harvesting festival became regular in New England in late 1660s. Irrespective to historic accounts of Thanksgiving, people today take this day not less than a festival and enjoy it.