Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Day

4th Thursday of November is celebrated as Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Thanksgiving Day started as to thank God for good harvest. After civil war, Abraham Lincoln declared it a National Holiday, effectively using his proclamation to unite the nation.

Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful and celebrate what we have and enjoy. It is a day to recognize the material and non material comforts of the life. It is a day to feel content and rejoice. It is a day for families to get together and enjoy together. No festivity is complete without homemade food and a typical Thanksgiving feast is roasted Turkey, mashed potatoes and variety of other dishes.

Thanksgiving Day also marks the start of the holiday and shopping season. Though on the Thanksgiving Day shops are closed, a large number of Americans hit the stores at 4AM on the following Friday, popularly called Black Friday for special deals. Black Friday to the Christmas Eve is the busiest and the best time of year for retailers.

Thanksgiving is also the day to put the Christmas tree and start decorating the house for the Christmas and the New Year.

Following the local tradition, we make the best use of this long weekend to meet the family in the USA and be thankful to the God for wealth, health, character, skills, talent, and most importantly family & friends we have.

In addition, this year, I am thankful for beautiful fall colors.

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What are you thankful for?

36 comments:

Nirvana said...

Such a beautiful post!! And I couldn't believe the photo is for real! As pretty as a painting! And thankyou for th story behind thanksgiving.

Alka Gurha said...

The pic is amazing...I am thankful for all the love I am surrounded with...

Anjuli said...

Wow the photo is absolutely amazing. I am thankful for you : ).

Ruprekha said...

Thanksgiving Day, how very aptly named! A very nice post with a lovely picture!

sm said...

beautiful photo
happy thanksgiving day

Mishi said...

now this was new for me..I really dint know the story behind Thanksgiving,its inspiring and beautiful..no doubt One should be Thankful to His Lord for all the blessings he has in his Life..and the Pic!! It was Marvelous ! Good Work A:-)

Sandhya said...

You express yourself so beautifully, Amrit! I am grateful and thankful to god for what I am now, with a good, happy family and friends!

The reflection of the trees is lovely! Beautiful picture! This is like our Pongal/baisaki, right?

Eva said...

The snot is amazing!!!Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!

....Petty Witter said...

A great list of things to be thankful for and none of them involving shopping or money - my list would actually look pretty similar.

NRIGirl said...

That's a nice post on Thanksgiving @A!

Among everything else, I am also thankful for wonderful friends like you! Thank you!

Wishing you and yours a Great Thanksgiving 2011!

Suruchi said...

Beautiful pic-and let's be thankful for the small mercies and if we sit down to count them, we'd realize there are too many and enough:-)

Rachna said...

Thanksgiving is a very nice concept and named aptly.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Fabulous post. This is your by far the best pic. If I had its original, I would have got it printed on canvas and put it as painting.

rama said...

Yes the colors are very pretty, and the timing is perfect to thank the almighty for making this world so colorful and beautiful.
Enjoy the holidays!

Sujatha Sathya said...

i am thankful for still being alive :)

and that is an awesome pic - such vibrant colors

Destination Infinity said...

Stunning photo of the trees and the lake... I am thankful for the inner peace I can maintain even during periods of stress and hardship :)

Destination Infinity

Harman said...

happy thanks giving... we have a party tomorrow ...lots of turkey to ogle ...nice to see ya back!
Thanks giving.. black friday sale is fun lots of shopping and ..crowded stores.. its fun to be part of that crowd..I go every year..and so far my best dresses n coats ..are during thanksgiving,!
I like the pichaa its so colourful..a perfect fall Color.. its very common sight here near lakes and up north michigan!

Bhargavi said...

stunning picture !

kavita said...

What a gorgeous capture ! Awesome ! Happy Thanks giving !

Stranger said...

Beautiful

Kirti said...

I am thankful to the Father in Heaven for the kind mercy he has showered.

Anonymous said...

Thankful for whatever God has given me!! Thankful for a peaceful life. -Swetha Amit (Whirlwindthoughts)

Renu said...

wow..awesome picture...thanksgiving is a nice tradition..

Rahul Bhatia said...

A very nice thanksgiving read! The picture was absolutely stunning!

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Wow... I kept gazing at the picture... Wonderful it is. Thanks to all who have been with me at times of joy and sorrow, and making me the strong girl that I am today. Great post on thanksgiving Amrit.

☆ Rià ღ said...

Lovely pic...and I m thankful for so many reasons in life. I am thankful to have gr8 parents, and wonderful brother & sis-in-law and a loving husband. I m also thankful for the friends I have made in this journey called life. :) There is just so much to be thankful about in life.

Arti said...

I am thankful to God for giving me the most wonderful parents... This is a lovely post with a beautiful picture to round it up.
Happy Thanksgiving to you too:)

Insignia said...

Thats a picture worth dying for Amrit, Simply fabulous! I envy you for living amidst such a place.

A said...

@Dear All,

Thanks for the compliments.

@Kiran,

I will send you the original large file. That is a great compliment.

@Insignia,

That is a great appreciation but we want to live you forever and forever :))) Fall is beautiful if you visit in a week or so you might get a glimpse.

Babli said...

Absolutely marvellous and breath taking picture. Wonderful post. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
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BK Chowla, said...

Any one a bit greatfulhas so uch and so many to thank for having life so wonderful

Usha said...

A, nice post on Thanksgiving tradition. Fall color picture is absolutely therapeutic, It is beautiful shot treat on this Thanksgiving Day.

Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Jyothi said...

Love the pic. Looks like a peace of heaven.

Lets see, I am thankful for this life I share with my family. Not many realize how fast time flies.

Bikramjit said...

Happy Thanks giving .. lovely pictures
Bikram's

Tanishka said...

Happy Thanksgiving A and the pic is really beautiful.... :)

Punam said...

Good post on thanksgiving, A!!
The other day, there was mention of how, we might have 90 happy moments in life, but because the 10 sad moments came one after another ... we lost faith and forgot about the rest 90 good things. So this thanksgiving is one way of remembering those 90 things that God blessed us with and also for those 10 things that were essential for our soul to learn and progress.. for us to become better human beings..

Oopsie.. did not intend to write soo much. :)

My thanksgiving post:
http://punamjr.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/strength/