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Thanksgiving 2012

We know how much you like to get ready early for every celebration and that’s why we decided to tell you everything you want to know about Thanksgiving 2012.

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In 2012 Thanksgiving falls on the Thursday November 22.

Tanksgiving day always falls on a different date as it’s supposed to be celebrated on the last Thursday of November. This was decided by an American president that you probably know: Lincoln, in 1863. And it’s since then that the celebration of Thanksgiving (a day to thank for everythng we have) has become one of th.e most respected b american families.

The celebration of Thanksgiving had its origins in the rituals to thank after a succesful harvest and is part of a serie of celebrations that used to connect people and nature. Today little is left of the real meaning of this day (which was to avoid bad spirits and give thanks), but we still thank for our food that day and celebrate with some traditional dishes and in family.

Do you know about the history of Thanksgiving? In the old age some similar festivities were registered in Greece, China and between the Romans. In the New World the story goes back to the original pilgrims. They had been fighting against nature as the first years were bad for the harvest. But after 1621 the things started to look better and in a few years they had developed a strong community thanks to very successful harvests.

Long time ago the pilgrims were left but the Thanksgiving Day was a tradition even if it wasn’t declared official until the late XIX century.

The celebration of Thanksgiving usually doesn’t involve presents, but it definately includes a lot of food. So get ready to eat well!

thanskgiving family

Canada has a different day for this celebration, being always on the second Monday of October.

How can you celebrate in an America style?

We know, thank to some American movies, that Thanksgiving is always celebrated with a big turkey, in family, and sitting around a big table. The holiday is quite respected and families have the best excuse to get together.

How should I decorate my house?

There’s no special way of decorating a house for Thanksgiving, but most families make a bit of effort in making their dinning room look welcoming and elegant. If you want to put a touch of distiction, make a nice center for the table.

Images:

Mr. T in DC in flickr

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