Friday, 25 November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today and yesterday came up with the theme of Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Day is an annual holiday celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Thanks are traditionally directed towards God, accompanied with feasting and prayer. Thanksgiving is a legal holiday celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. In Canada, Thanksgiving falls on the same day as Columbus Day in the United States. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated.

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on different dates for each country. For example like this:

Date    2nd Monday in October (Canada)
            1st Thursday in November (Liberia)
            Last Wednesday in November (Norfolk Island)
            4th Thursday in November (USA)

2011 date:   

October 10, 2011 (Canada);
November 3, 2011 (Liberia);
November 30, 2011 (Norfolk Island);
November 24, 2011 (USA)

2012 date:    

October 8, 2012 (Canada);
November 1, 2012 (Liberia);
November 28, 2012 (Norfolk Island);
November 22, 2012 (USA, Puerto Rico)

In the United States:

2010 - Thursday, November 25th
2011 - Thursday, November 24th
2012 - Thursday, November 22nd
2013 - Thursday, November 28th

In Canada:

2010 - Monday, October 11th
2011 - Monday, October 10th
2012 - Monday, October 8th
2013 - Monday, October 14th