Thanksgiving 2017 Date – The peaceful occasion of Thanksgiving is known to be one of the most popular harvest festivals which is celebrated primarily in the USA, Canada and other regions of the world with much enthusiasm and joy. On this precious day, celebrators offer prayers and express their gratitude to God for their beautiful life and all the good things he has bestowed on them. Let’s explore our post and find out more about Thanksgiving Day date 2017, history and origin.
When is Thanksgiving 2017
This is most famous query asked by people across the globe about the holiday. In 2017, the fourth Thursday of November month is to be celebrated as a glorious event of Thanksgiving. Being a harvest festival, Thanksgiving Day is commemorated throughout the world with immense happiness and excitement. People take this festivity as an essential opportunity to give thanks to Almighty for all his grace and mercy that he showered in the form of bountiful harvest. People also appreciate their dear ones for their love and support.
Thanksgiving Day 2017 Date
Historically, Thanksgiving has only religious dimension attached to it, however, it’s gradually gaining a secular dimension too. This holiday has traditionally been commemorated in the countries of the United States of America and Canada. In the USA, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on fourth Thursday in November, while Canada celebrates it on second Monday in October month. So, check out Thanksgiving Day 2017 Date right below:
|USA||Thursday, November 23, 2017|
|Canada||Monday, October 9, 2017|
Thanksgiving History and Origin
Everyone is well aware of the reason for the celebration of Thanksgiving Day. But the History of Thanksgiving is woven in several instances of Thanksgiving ceremonies observed in different parts of the world. The Origin of Thanksgiving holiday can be traced back to the era of the Plymouth plantation in the year 1621. It was the year when the settlers organized a harvest feast after a successful crop season.
And that’s why this iconic event is mainly considered as “First Thanksgiving”. The celebrations were carried out after a satisfactory rain which revived the crop of corn & other fruits too. For the celebration of this festivity, Massasoit, the chief of the Native Indians and his whole family were invited that constituted of ninety guests who stayed for three days.
In the year, 1623 the first documented Thanksgiving celebrations in the Plymouth colony were held by the settlers. But a true Thanksgiving Day was not celebrated till 1623 when the settlers of Plymouth switched over to privatized farming to communal farming that commenced providing a decent harvest.
Thereafter, other states of the United States also joined the observance of Thanksgiving Day. The president of US, Abraham Lincoln, for the first time finalized the last Thursday of November as National Thanksgiving Day of the country, that commemorate the anchoring of the Mayflower at Cape Cod on November 21st, 1621. Later on, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the date of Thanksgiving Day to the fourth of Thursday in November, in 1939.