In the North America, Thanksgiving Day is observed as a harvest festival, somewhat akin to the sankrAnti or pongal in India. It is the day when the families gather and offer their thanks to the almighty God and all others for what we are and how we are. In the US it is observed on the last Thursday of November. Infact, the Christmas season starts the very next day, the so-called black Friday. This is perhaps the busiest travel period in the country. Thanksgiving day is a great day, except for the millions of turkeys Here is a paDikOlam made especially for the Thanksgiving day with cornucopia and fruit baskets, hollies, poinsettias and tendrils.
Regards! - mOhana