Thanksgiving Here We Come
The History: Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941, has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States. Historically, Thanksgiving has traditionally been a celebration of the blessings of the year, including the harvest. What Americans call the “Holiday Season” generally begins with Thanksgiving.
Although these the previous statement is a formal definition, Thanksgiving can simply be defined as a day dedicated to being thankful for everything you have received. This year the national holiday will be celebrated November 23, 2017 which is coming around quickly! Most people will be stuffing the turkey, making canned yams, and sweet potato custard getting ready to spend time with their loved ones. Thanksgiving may be a holiday that’s common in most households, yet every family decides to celebrate in different ways.
Strolling through Lander’s campus, a few students chose to give their feedback on what they’re most thankful for this holiday season.
“I’m most thankful for having grandmother in my life, she’s helped me get through college. But of course, I can’t forget money, and all the beautiful ladies in the world.” Nelson Littlejohn, Business Major
“I’m thankful for having a family to help me get through my hard times being in college.” – Kieanna Robinson, Nursing major
“Being able to receive a free education and looking forward to a big feast next Thursday is what I’m thankful for” says Jarryd Coleman, Mass Comm. major
We all have different reasons to be thankful, just be sure to enjoy your holiday!