VOAVideo: Americans Express Gratitude on Thanksgiving Holiday
Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day each year on the fourth Thursday in November. It is a time when families and friends gather to count their blessings. The idea began in the 1600s when Pilgrims came to North America from England to start a new life. After their annual harvest, they gave thanks and held a feast. Today, many Americans follow that tradition. VOA's Deborah Block tells us how neighbors in the southern U.S. state of Florida celebrate the day.
Thanksgiving Day is America's version of a harvest festival. The holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November download MP3