Announcements - We Wish Happy Thanksgiving To All

Thanksgiving is here. We wish everyone a great Thanksgiving day. May all of us have a great time thanking God for all that we have received. We pray that let us all be blessed with caring hearts so that we can share our wealth with our fellow souls in need. This is a great opportunity to pray for peace and harmony on our planet Earth. May all beings be in joy everywhere.

We thought of researching Thanksgiving on this special day. Wikipedia gives the following definition:

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks (traditionally to God) at the close of the harvest season. In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada, it is celebrated on the second Monday in October. In the United Kingdom, Thanksgiving is another name for the Harvest festival, held in churches across the country on a relevant Sunday to mark the end of the local harvest, though it is not thought of as a major event (compared to Christmas or Easter) as it is in other parts of the world. This tradition was taken to North America by early settlers, and has become a much more important time of year there."

History of Thanksgiving in the United States

The first Official thanksgiving was held in the Virginia Colony on December 4, 1619 near the current site of Berkeley Plantation, where celebrations are held each year in November.

Interesting Finding!The Pilgrims did not hold a true Thanksgiving until 1623, when it followed a drought, prayers for rain, and a subsequent rain shower. Irregular Thanksgivings continued after favorable events and days of fasting after unfavorable ones. In the Plymouth tradition, a thanksgiving day was a church observance, rather than a feast day.

Well we leave our audience with their feasts replete with love and joy being shared with each one's families. May the entire family of human beings on Earth thank God for the gift of life and other varied bounties from Mother Nature.