As one of the main celebrations in the North American calendar, Thanksgiving day is an important event when families come together and remember all they have to be thankful for. Over the years it has often come to represent football and food, yet its original purpose of giving thanks has remained intact over the four centuries that it’s been marked in the calendar.
Often seen as an unfamiliar custom in Europe, the holiday has its roots in the earliest days of the European colonisation of the New World. With the first recorded occurrence being in 1621 in the Plymouth Plantation in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts. Over time the tradition has morphed into the modern celebration we see today, while the message has stayed remarkably consistent.
Synonymous with turkey, the Thanksgiving feast itself is a time when the family sit round a table and remember all they have to be thankful for. With generous portions of cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, it’s one of the few days when you don’t have to count calories!
In the U.S. the day falls on the fourth Thursday in November, and in Canada on the second Monday in October. As the unofficial start to the holiday season in America, Thanksgiving day is a time when it is good to remember your family and closest friends, no matter where they are.
So what better time of year to take advantage of JustCall’s cheap calls to the U.S.A and Canada, and take a little time to remember what you’re thankful for. And don’t forget to put your phone away while you’re eating dinner!