The Thanksgiving legacy has been alive for hundreds of years. The customs we see in our homes today remind us of ancient celebrations of harvest, thankfulness for peace, and the endeavors of native Americans. It consists of stories of those who believe that gratitude for blessings is a virtue all must possess.
Custom of Praying
For centuries, 'Thanksgiving Day' is associated with communal prayers
in church and in homes. People offer various meal time prayers during
the day. It is a time, when mankind thanks God for all his blessings and
grace. It is also a day to show gratitude to your friends and relatives
for all the good deeds.
Custom of Family Dinner
Everyone follows the custom of family dinner and reunion religiously
every year. Distances don't really matter as relatives drive down to be
with their family. Feasts are usually held at home. It is a time to
enjoy their favorite 'Roasted Turkey' with the family.
Custom of Decoration
Thanksgiving is a time to decorate homes with wreaths, fresh and dried
flowers. People beautify their homes, give the interiors a whole new
look and feel. They light lamps to brighten the environment. Tables are
adorned with best china and antique silver cutlery to mark the occasion.
Custom of sending messages
Thanksgiving is a day when people send loving messages and warm wishes
to their relatives, colleagues at work place, superiors and
subordinates, near and dear ones. It is a day of conveying their
feelings through Thanksgiving cards.