This is the time to give thanks, time to tell what are we grateful for. We all know on the fourth Thursday of November, the people of America and Canada give thanks to God for all the blessings they receive throughout the year by feasting and prayer, which is known as Thanks giving day. Thanksgiving Day first started in New England, for thanking God for the abundant harvest of crops. When the first pilgrims arrived in 17th century, the very first winter was rough. Only 46 pilgrims survived out of 102. Next year they celebrate Thanksgiving, along with some Native Indian. During their rough time the Indian helped them a lot. It was probably a harvest festival in the beginning, and a completely religious affair. My son, told me the this history, when he was just 4 years old. He learned the history from Charlie Brown Cartoon.
Anyway, this Harvest Festival, reminds me my own harvest festival back in India, though very few people , especially the farmers celebrate in their house. I’ve never seen any city people to celebrate in. However,the concept is same, giving thanks to Almighty for the abundant harvest of crop. The festival is called “Nabanna”, “Naba” means new and “Anna” means rice.
Before coming to the USA, I didn’t have idea about thanks giving. After little bit in Internet, I couldn’t figure it eight years back. When my little one explain the history, I understood totally. I love the festival, as I can give thanks to everyone.
I want to give thanks for everything.
First thanks to this earth, where I’m leading my life.
Thanks to my parents for raising me .
Thanks to my sisters for their love and support.
Thanks to my husband for everything he is giving me.
Thanks to my little one for making me mom.
Thanks to all my friends near and far.
And above all I want to give thanks to all my blogger friends whose encouraging comments keep writing for the blog.