Thanksgiving Day is especially celebrated in US and Canada. Thanksgiving is also known as Turkey Day sometimes. On the occasion of this special day Google released the doodle Thanksgiving 1998 on November 26. The holiday is celebrated in Canada on 2nd Monday of October. The same is celebrated in United States on 4th Thursday of November.
The celebration of Thanksgiving Day has some cultural and religious root and is celebrated as secular holiday. As a result of English reformation special Thanksgiving Days finds important place in catholic calendar. Special prayer ceremonies are conducted during the day.
There is a Turkey at the end of the Thanksgiving 1998 Google Doodle after exclamatory mark. The main and common dish of Thanksgiving Day is Turkey. The selling of Turkey meat increases incredibly during the celebrations. About one third of consumption occurs during the period of thanksgiving and Christmas. The dish is prepared with doing bread-based stuff and roasting of Turkey. A traditional herbal called sage along with onion and carrot are added to this
In western history several Thanksgiving Days are celebrated. First known Thanksgiving Day includes Pilgrim holidays and Puritan holiday during years from 1961 to 1963. Normally it is celebrated on November 6. But there occurred clash of 2 holidays, Armistice Day and Thanksgiving Day. Thereafter Canadian parliament decided or fixed the present date, 2nd Monday of October.
Similar to Canada ,United States also had no fixed day for celebrating the Thanksgiving . The celebrating day varies from state to state in United States. It is at the beginning of 19th century the permanent day, last Thursday of November is fixed. 1863 is the year when all the states celebrated the Thanksgiving Day on same date.
Other countries like Germany, Grenada, Korea, Japan, Liberia, Netherlands and Norfolk Island also celebrate festivals similar to Thanksgiving. Although origin and culture are different all nations celebrate and spread same social role as that of Thanksgiving. There is some differences in the name and ways to celebrate the Thanksgiving day. But all the nations celebrate it as remembering the blessings of God and sharing among people in society.