Definition of Thanksgiving day

1. Noun. Fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag.

Exact synonyms: Thanksgiving
Generic synonyms: Feast Day, Fete Day, Legal Holiday, National Holiday, Public Holiday
Group relationships: Nov, November



Definition of Thanksgiving day

1. Noun. (Canada) A holiday, originally to give thanks to God for the harvest, celebrated annually on the second Monday of October. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A holiday, originally to give thanks to God and to commemorate the feast held by the Pilgrim colonists, celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Thanksgiving day

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register by Horace Greeley (1910)
"February 22, May 30 (Memorial Day), July 4, Labor Day, thanksgiving day and Christmas. Florida. ... 25), thanksgiving day and Dec. 25. Maine — Jan. 1, Feb. ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1904)
"At the Circulation branches the picture bulletins and reading lists were as follows: CHATHAM SQUARE, thanksgiving day bulletins (2), Children of Japan, ..."

3. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register by Horace Greeley (1912)
"25), thanksgiving day and Dec. 25. .Maine—Лап. 1, Feb. ... Oct. 12 (Columbus Day) Election Day and thanksgiving day. South Carolina.—Jan. ..."

4. The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book for (1905)
"22; May 30; first Monday In September; thanksgiving day; general election day; Dec. 25. Kansas—The only holidays by statute are Feb. ..."

5. Thanksgiving: Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose by Robert Haven Schauffler (1907)
"I hereby appoint a special thanksgiving day for you — next Thursday, ... thanksgiving day IN THE OLD CHURCH TOWER THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH In the old church ..."

6. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"This festival was New England's " First thanksgiving day. ... THE FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY [November, 1621] abroad on the piled-up store Of the sheaves that ..."

7. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"This festival was New England's " First thanksgiving day. ... THE FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY [November, 1621) abroad on the piled-up store Of the sheaves that ..."

8. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1902)
"... FB Harte; List of books for primary grades; Mechanic trades; New York old & new; Outdoor sports; Rambles through Germany; FR Stockton; thanksgiving day; ..."

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