November 24th – A day of thanks

A day to say ‘thank you’ in a special way. How cool is that? Whether its to a friend, your partner, your mom. it’s always good to be thankful. In the states this year, November 24th is Thanksgiving. Where families gather together and are thankful for the blessings throughout the past year.

When Europeans first arrived to the Americas, they brought with them their own harvest festival traditions from Europe, celebrating their safe voyage, peace and good harvest. Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, 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 began as a tradition of celebrating the harvest of the year.

Families gather together and celebrate whether stateside or around the world. My moms American. We are gathering as a family the weekend before Thanksgiving as a family, the weekend after our own thanksgiving which falls on my youngests birthday. Double thanks.

When I investigated further there is a national thankyou month in January and in different countries, different days/months are picked for various reasons. Below are some I found 😀

The Irish Hospice foundation is celebrating their 2nd thankyou day. A way to be thankful, raise awareness and provide support.

The South Alabama Girl Scouts have a special day dedicated to thanking first responders.

A site from the Philippines who are trying to get October 20th established as a National Thank You Day

A page dedicated to messages of thankfulness

It appears this world is full of gratitude. I’m glad of that. As a mom I’ve taught my kids that manners are free. To say please and thank you. To be grateful for what they receive. To not expect more than they should. That’s why I sponsor a child through World Vision. So my kids understand that in some countries life is tough and yet these poor people are still so very grateful.

With my faith I’m thankful to God. Other people have their own faiths and are also thankful. There are those who have no faith….. Still thankful. As a human race we unite in thanks. We’ve just had Remembrance Day. A day where we remember and are thankful for those who serve and served their country. Thankful for those who defend and die for their country. It’s good to take time to be thankful

Whether you are thankful for your family, your job, your friends or your health, let’s join together with our American friends and say thankyou 😀

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1 Comment on November 24th – A day of thanks

  1. As an American myself, sometimes I forget that Thanksgiving and what it’s about has simmered into different nations. Cool to hear your take on it– also cool that your Mom is American! Learn something new and exciting every day I guess.

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