November

Thanksgiving Day 2021: When & How to Celebrate?

Happy Thanksgiving Day 2021 – Thursday, November 25! America’s Thanksgiving holiday, which was founded throughout the 1500s, mythologized around 1621, and was honored even through the darkest days of the Civil War, is today one of the country’s most-awaited and adored days, commemorated every year on the 4th Thursday in November. Indeed, no other nonsectarian celebration has a long history. Thanksgiving has come to represent family, neighbors, cuisine, and football – a rare joyous holiday lacking a well-established gift-giving element. Rather, the holiday encourages all of us to be thankful for what we actually possess.

When is Thanksgiving Day 2021 USA?

Thursday, November 25 is the official celebration date of Happy Thanksgiving Day 2021 in the United States.

Happy Thanksgiving Day

History of Thanksgiving Day

Religious experts contend that during the year 1565, Catholic Spanish explorers celebrated a “Mass of Thanksgiving” throughout Saint Augustine, Florida – the first colony in the United States. One of the first Thanksgiving festivities took place around 1621 when Plymouth colonizers and Indigenous People of America from the Wampanoag tribe enjoyed an autumn harvest feast. President George Washington released the inaugural Thanksgiving declaration of the United States government in 1789, encouraging Americans to express gratitude for the new nation and the Constitution. During Civil War, President Lincoln exhorted Americans to beg God to “commend to ease the suffering of the nation,” which was followed by the arrangement of Thanksgiving on the last Thursday in November. In an attempt to shake the country out of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday up a week — to the 4th Thursday in November during the year of 1939.

How To Celebrate Happy Thanksgiving Day 2021?

1. Breakfast should include pie.

It’s a holiday, so spoil yourself. Serve your customary Thanksgiving pies for morning with coffee rather than after the big feast to commence the day on a happy message. This way, you won’t be too stuffed to enjoy dessert.

2. Volunteer in a soup kitchen.

Pay your gratitude forward this Thanksgiving, urges Rhythms of Play. Help out in a soup kitchen, food pantry, or any group that serves a warm meal or gathers resources for those who might otherwise go hungry. Charity groups, particularly on holidays, welcome a few additional hands. Contact beforehand to ensure that your party can be accommodated and to obtain any additional directions.

3. Keep an eye out for the presidential turkey pardon.

Yes, you read that incredulous statement correctly: since the mid-twentieth century, the U.S. president has “pardoned” one or two Thanksgiving turkeys every year, preserving the birds from killing.

4. Eat a lot and staff that belly

It’s certainly not shocking that there’s a holiday in America dedicated completely to feasting, and it might be shocking how much eating you can actually accomplish if you set your attention to it.

5. Write that Thank You Letter

Pass out thank you cards and pre-stamped envelopes after dinner or while waiting for the turkey to rest, and invite your visitors to write a letter to anyone who had made an impact in their life in the previous year, says The Family Handyman. Gather them when you’re leaving the house to mail on Black Friday. It’s a nice scope to focus on what truly matters, and it’ll be a poignant reminder for the receivers as well.

Why We Love Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving feasts often contain turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, buttered veggies, warm pumpkin pie, and other decadent dishes. But, to be honest, everything goes. Vegans are also welcome. Thanksgiving is a holiday in which friends and family gather to show their thanks. For some, it’s a chance to catch up with family members they don’t see very frequently. For others, it’s a time to gather all of their friends for food and enjoyment. Americans eagerly wait for a long vacation weekend during the time of Halloween comes to an end. Thanksgiving Day kicks off a mini-break from work/school, which also encompasses Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. We have ample reasons to celebrate this day, which cannot be summarised in a few words. 

Thanksgiving Day 2021 Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Greetings, Sayings, Status, Captions:

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.

Nigel Hamilton

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

John F. Kennedy

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” – Robert Caspar Lintner

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

W. T. Purkiser

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

Henry Van Dyke

Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside.

Willard Scott

Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks.

Monique Hammond

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W. J. Cameron

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

And though I ebb in worth, I’ll flow in thanks.

John Taylor

Quotes about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.

Joyce Giraud

I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.

Marcus Samuelsson

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.

H. U. Westermayer

Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.

J. Robert Moskin

We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions.

Albert Barnes

“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.” – William Jennings Bryan

Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.

Margaret Cousins

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.

Theodore Roosevelt

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

Meister Eckhart

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

John F. Kennedy

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.

Neal A. Maxwell

Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!

Henry Ward Beecher

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.

E. P. Powell

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year — and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.

Ray Stannard Baker

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Dalai Lama

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

Henry Ward Beecher

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.

Gerald Good

Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home.

Wilbur D. Nesbit

Give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.

Phillips Brooks

“The most thankful person is the most fully human.” – Thomas Goodwin,What Happens When I Pray

Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.

Alexander Pope

Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude.

Amy Leigh Mercree

On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.

Bobby Jindal

My Thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence.

Henry David Thoreau

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.

W. Clement Stone

He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart.

J. A. Shedd

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.

Steve Goodier

What Are the Upcoming Celebratory Days of Thanksgiving?

Year Date Day
2021 November 25 Thursday
2022 November 24 Thursday
2023 November 23 Thursday
2024 November 28 Thursday

General Disclaimer: Every year, the United States celebrated over 1,600 National Days. So, Don’t miss a single Celebration Day. Chill, Enjoy and Celebrate Every Day with National Day Time!

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