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Thanksgiving Day 2010

On 25-November-2010 there is a day that remembers and traditionally celebrated as Thanksgiving Day, it's celebrated annually on the fourth of Thursday of November in United States, it is also celebrated in Canada but on the second Monday of October. Basically it is a religious observation to give thanks to GOD.

Family member gather on this day and share Happiness with each other. People celebrate different things. It's a four-day weekend holiday for a lot of people from their work and children from their school etc.

Children specially enjoy this holiday, they not only get a huge meal with all the family members but also they get four days of cartoons, sleeping late, games, etc. Peoples give thanks to each other. True meaning of this day is Thanksgiving especially when the current year has been better than past year.

There are some traditional celebrations of Thanksgiving Day like as:

Vacation and travel: 4 day vacation for school, college students and workers from their jobs. This become one of the biggest and busiest travel period of the year because of many workers, college students and others return to their hometowns.

Giving thanks: Basically this is a religious day, to give thanks to GOD for common purpose. In 1541 thanksgiving after Coronado safely crossing part of Texas, and in 1777 thanksgiving after the victory in the revolutionary battle of Sara-toga, become the reason of all community members to give thanks to "GOD". There are various forms of giving thanks to GOD. Religious and spiritual organizations offer services and events on Thanksgiving at the end and before of the day.

Foods (Thanksgiving meal and Dinner): At 1621 Pilgrims who settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts specially arrange meal for this holiday, since that time this holiday continued with meal and thanksgiving dinner. Families and friends usually gather for a large meal or dinner at Thanksgiving Day. There are many meal cooked for this day but especially turkey made recipes are playing a lager role in the celebration of thanksgiving. Before and after these meal and dinner people give thanks to "GOD". There are many turkey recipes for serving. (Turkey is the largest bird of North America. The male (18 pounds) is substantially larger than the female (8 pounds). They average 3 1/2 feet in length with a wingspan of 4 3/4 feet.)

Parades: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the part of this day, it held in New York City for 3 hour start at 9:00 A.M EST. It was start in 1924. It live telecast on NBC.

Sports There are many sports at the Thanksgiving Day; Specially American football is most important part of this celebration. Professional games traditionally held on Thanksgiving Day. These played during the week part form Sunday or Monday night. NFL played its game on this day since its creation. College basketball tournaments take place over Thanksgiving weekend. Golf, auto racing, The Turkey Night Grand Pix automobile race, and many other games played at Thanksgiving Day. Mostly live on sports channels.

Television and radio also play a role on Thanksgiving Day. NBC now carries the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and also carries the National Dog Show after the Macy's Parade. CBS covered parade and NFL game. On radio music station switch on of full-time, various formats songs of Thanksgiving Day, and the Story about Thanksgiving Day switched.

Black Friday 2010: Black Friday is a Friday after Thanksgiving Day in U.S; traditionally it is the beginning of the Christmas shopping. Black Friday is the first shopping day after Thanksgiving Day. Mostly retailers open extremely early, open at 5AM or even earlier. Some big retailers such as Target, Sears, Best Buy etc open as early as midnight on the start of Black Friday and stay open for 24 hours until midnight the following Saturday, and offer doorstep deals and loss leader to draw people to their stores. Black Friday is the busiest retail shopping day of the year. This year 26-November-2010 was the Black Friday.