Today. Thursday, 24 November – the last Thursday in November, Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States, officially kicking off the holiday season. In fact, more people in the US celebrate Thanksgiving than Christmas – making it the country’s most loved holiday.
In 1939, during the Great Depression, President Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving to create a boost to retailers before Christmas. The precursor to what is now known as “Black Friday” – the biggest shopping day of the year.
If you are interested in the history of this holiday check out Melanie Kirkpatrick’s fascinating book, “Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience”.
But if pop culture is more your thing, you can read all about what the late Joan Rivers served up as a thanksgiving feast.
Many celebrities get involved and share their thanksgiving stories and time.
And in New York there’s the annual and colourful Macy’s Parade.
Wherever you are, however your year has been, take time today to be reflective and give thanks for the things important to you.
Happy celebrations from all of us at the c word.