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Traditions and Customs of Thanksgiving

Traditions and Customs of Thanksgiving

Traditions & Customs
For centuries, Thanksgiving is a time to thank God for all His blessings and grace. It is also a time to show gratitude to friends and relatives. It is a day when people send loving messages and warm wishes to their relatives, colleagues at work place, near and dear ones.

Thanksgiving is also a time to decorate homes with wreaths, fresh and dried flowers. People beautify their homes; give the interiors a whole new look and feel. They light lamps to brighten the environment. Tables are adorned with best china and antique silver cutlery to mark the occasion. Everyone follows the custom of family dinner and reunion religiously every year. Distances don't really matter as relatives drive down to be with their family. Feasts are usually held at home. It is a time to enjoy their favorite 'Roasted Turkey' with the family.

Thanksgiving Day has its own sets of traditions, practices and pastimes associated with it like any other festival.
Gobbling Turkey
Surveys proved that majority of the Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
Charity for the needy
As Thanksgiving is a celebration of sharing God's blessing and prosperity, many people move out to help their unlucky fellow-beings.
Enjoying the Parade
In addition to football games, Americans also watch the grand parade either on their television sets or visit New York City. Both natives and outsiders collectively accumulate a day before the parade to view the exquisitely designed balloons the Rockettes and Santa wandering on the high and also to make reservations for the marvelous sights in the morning.

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