Happy Thanksgiving Day（celebrate）Regional commonality
America / Canada
In terms of customs and habits, the United States and Canada are basically the same. Food customs include: eating roast turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry jam, sweet potatoes, and corn; activities include: playing cranberry races, corn games, and pumpkin races; holding costumes There are group activities such as parades, theatrical performances or sports competitions, and there are corresponding 2-day holidays. People who are far away will go home to reunite with their relatives. Nowadays, habits such as turkey exemption and Black Friday shopping have also been formed.
There are many similarities between Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada, such as cornucopia and pumpkin pie filled with flowers, fruits and grains to symbolize fertility. The food on the Canadian Thanksgiving dinner table usually varies with region and time. Some are venison and waterfowl, some are wild ducks and wild geese, but currently they are mainly turkey and ham.
The Thanksgiving dinner is a very important meal of the year for Americans. The food at this meal was very rich. On the dinner table, turkey and pumpkin pie are both must-haves. American Thanksgiving food is rich in traditional features. Turkey is the traditional main dish of Thanksgiving. The turkey belly is usually stuffed with various seasonings and mixed foods, and then roasted whole. The chicken skin is roasted into dark brown, and the host cuts it into thin slices with a knife. Everyone. Then each person pours the marinade and sprinkles with salt. It tastes very delicious. In addition, traditional Thanksgiving foods include sweet potatoes, corn, pumpkin pie, cranberry jam, homemade bread, and various vegetables and fruits.
After meals, we often play traditional games. For example: dancing, various competitions and many other entertainment activities. There is a game called the Cranberry Competition, in which a large bowl filled with cranberries is placed on the ground, 4-10 contestants sit around, and each person is given a piece of needlework. At the beginning of the competition, they first threaded their needles and threaded the cranberries one by one. When 3 minutes were up, whoever could string the longest would win the prize. As for the person who dressed the slowest, everyone jokingly gave him a worst prize. There is also a corn game that is also very old. First hide five corns in the house, and let everyone find them separately. The five people who find the corns participate in the competition, while the others watch. At the beginning of the game, five people quickly peeled the corn kernels in a bowl. Whoever finished peeling the corn kernels first won the prize. Then people who did not participate in the competition gathered around the bowl and guessed how many corn kernels were inside. The one with the closest guess received the prize. A big bag of popcorn. A favorite game is Pumpkin Race. The contestant uses a small spoon to push the pumpkin. The rule is that the pumpkin must not be touched with hands. The first to reach the finish line wins. The smaller the spoon used in the competition, the more interesting the game is.
In addition to these activities during the American Thanksgiving Day, some families will also drive to the countryside for outings or take plane trips. Plymouth Port, where the immigrants originally settled, is a place that tourists yearn for. There, you can see a replica of the Mayflower ship and the Plymouth Stone, and you can also visit an immigrant village built to resemble what it looked like back then.
On November 28, 2013, Thanksgiving Day, people in New York, USA, flocked to major shopping malls and supermarkets to shop and start shopping for "Black Friday" in advance.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which began in 1924, is the largest Thanksgiving celebration in the United States and is held every year on Thanksgiving Day (the fourth Thursday in November).