The Thanksgiving Day, which is mainly celebrated in the United States and Canada, is traditionally observed with special thanksgiving ceremonies following the harvest.
The day, which is observed to mark the harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621, falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the US (Canada celebrates the Thanksgiving Day on second Monday of October).
The first Thanksgiving Day holiday was declared by former US President George Washingston in 1789, which was also on 26 November.
Below are some quotes on Thanksgiving Day:
"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest."- William Blake
"I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means."- Joseph B Wirthlin
"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share." - W Clement Stone
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." - Oprah Winfrey
"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse."- Henry Van Dyke
"Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves." - Henry Ward Beecher
"Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song." - Konrad von Gesner
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice." - Meister Eckhart
"So once in every year we throng upon a day apart, to praise the Lord with feast and song in thankfulness of heart."- Arthur Guiterman
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!" - Henry Ward Beecher
"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action." - WJ Cameron
"He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart." - JA Shedd
"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds." - Theodore Roosevelt
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder
"Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home." - Wilbur D Nesbit
"Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live."- Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." – Cicero
Below are some wishes, greetings and messages on Thanksgiving Day:
We are thankful for the blessings this year
And count you among what is dear.
Sending love and warm wishes your way
For a beautiful and happy Thanksgiving Day!
November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. I'm thankful for a lot of things, but I'm most thankful for You!
Where's your fat turkey?! May the forks be with you!
To live a life of gratitude is to catch a glimpse of heaven. Many Blessings to you on this Thanksgiving Day.
May all the good things of life be yours, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.
It's a gift to be able to give many thanks
For the small things in your life,
For the kind words and smiles.
May the candles burn brightly
And offer you peace,
On this special day,
May your blessings increase!
Wishing you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the holiday season. Have a magical thanksgiving!
There is always something for which to be thankful. May you enjoy all the simple pleasures this beautiful season has to offer.
Happy Thanks Giving! Gobble Gobble!
Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year! May your life be filled with love, peace and harmony!
We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes. May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving!
May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving. Wishing you a year filled with warm and cherished moments.
Here's to enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie. Happy Thanksgiving!
At this time of Thanksgiving celebration our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving for people is...The morning sun and the setting moon, The cheerful bird and the dancing mood, The silent waters and the playful dunes But more than that I cherish you! Happy thanksgiving!
There have been times when I forgot to thank you for being there for me. I take this day to tell you how special you are and how great my life has become because of you. Have a memorable thanksgiving.
The beauty of the lord is that, he gives even without being asked, helps without being seen, and stays even when we forget to say thank you. I take this day to thank you God for everything. May you also have plenty of reasons to thank God. Happy thanksgiving!
May you be bestowed upon with the best of everything and have the strength to surpass any obstacle. The lord will lead your way. Have a blessed thanksgiving.
Let us meet and remember good old times, eat great turkey and old wine. Thank you for being who you are and letting me be who I am. Have a cheerful thanksgiving.
I am not wishing you just because it is Thanksgiving Day, I am wishing you because people like you make worthy the Thanksgiving Day. Your goodness is treasured.
Let us all remember the great times spent together, delicious turkeys eaten and awesome clothes bought to celebrate this day. Have a great thanksgiving day.