In United states, Thanksgiving day will be observed on 23rd of November, 2017. Thanksgiving day comes on fourth Thursday in the month of November. All americans will spend that day at home. Over 50 major brands have ordered their retail stores to remain closed on that day. These brands includes H&M, Home goods, Ikea, Marshalls, Raymour & Flanigan, etc. Data about retail stores has been provided by Black friday deals site. Thanksgiving will be followed by black friday and cyber monday. Companies which follow U.S. federal calender will observe holiday on this day.
History of Thanksgiving day
Since 1789, Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving dayObserved as public holiday in United states. It has been considered as a part of broad Christmas and New year festival season. Thanksgiving day comes on fourth thursday of November every year.
Is Thanksgiving day a Harvest festival or a Federal holoday?
Thanksgiving originated as harvest festival celebrated nationally after Congress requested a proclamation by President George Washington (served from 1789 to 1797). During American civil wars (in 1864), President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed thanksgiving daya federal holiday. Since then, it has been celebrated as federal holiday all around the United states. It is a symbol of “Thanksgiving and praise to our benificent father who dwelleth in the heavens”.