Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks....By Bob DeMarco
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Louise commented...Happy Thanksgiving Day! (whatever that is...)
So here you go.
Here is how it is defined.
Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, Thanksgiving is associated with giving thanks to God for the harvest and expressing gratitude. ...
It also a day where you eat so much food that you literally pass out.
The typical man will eat turkey (and sometimes ham), turkey stuffing, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, various vegetables, biscuits, and lots of gravy.
Then you usually eat a couple of slices of pie as there are usually two or more pies ready and waiting to be eaten. Like Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan, and local favorites.
They you sit down in a nice comfortable chair and take a nap. Sometimes after a few hours you start eating again.
Plus, we have parades. The most famous parade is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. It is shown on television nationally in the United States.
The parade comes down Fifth Avenue in New York, hooks a right and ends at Macy's. They have these monster sized balloons of all kinds of characters like Garfield, Kermit, and Snoopey. Your mum would probably like Garfield.
Here is how Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ended in 2009. Be patient, watch to the end.
If you don't see the video -- go here.
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