Thanksgiving Day is an American national holiday which often lasts
four days. Americans celebrate it on the fourth Thursday of November
each year. The day is set aside for giving thanks, it becomes a
traditional day for family reunion.
As it is a day of a
family reunion, on the eve of Thanksgiving, members of the family will
drive and even fly home. The next day, they sit around a table, enjoying
the traditional dinner together. Roast turkey, sweet potatoes and a
pudding are cooked for the Thanksgiving supper.
Day is also a day for students to give thanks to parents and teachers
for people still think of it as a day for giving thanks.
Thanksgiving Day, all stores are closed. In some big cities, there are
carnival parades for children. In other cities, there are always
important football games. Important football games are televised.
As a result the streets become very quiet, as
if the whole city was a deserted place. The following day,
however, everything becomes especially alive and active. People go to
supermarkets and big department stores for there is a big sale. They get
what they need at much lower prices.