When is Thanksgiving 2021? – The US Sun

When is Thanksgiving 2020? – The US Sun

When is Thanksgiving 2021? – The US Sun

THANKSGIVING is famously associated with turkey, parades, and family and is celebrated by millions across the US.

With the onset of coronavirus, families will be celebrating differently this year.

 Thanksgiving is fast approaching


Thanksgiving is fast approachingCredit: Getty Images – Getty

When is Thanksgiving in 2021?

In the US this year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 26.

The US isn’t the only nation to mark Thanksgiving celebrations – Canada, Puerto Rico, Grenada and Liberia do so too.

In Canada, the holiday falls on Monday, October 12.

 It will be a challenge for many families to get together due to the coronavirus crisis


It will be a challenge for many families to get together due to the coronavirus crisisCredit: Getty – Contributor

What is the history behind Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving’s origin story dates back to 1620 when Pilgrims landed on American soil.

Unfortunately for those who’d emigrated they were in for a harsh winter with tight rations.

When spring came, the settlers were finally able to go and plant crops.

They were helped by a Native American, named Squanto.

He is fabled to have taught them how to fish and hunt and plant corn, pumpkins and squash.

 Wreath hanging on door for family celebrations


Wreath hanging on door for family celebrationsCredit: Getty – Contributor

With these new found skills they were able to store up enough food to be sure they would survive the coming winter on American soil.

The grateful pilgrims invited the Native Americans to join them for a huge harvest feast which has since become known as Thanksgiving.

The tradition has continued for hundreds of years since, with families across the US sitting down to a feast to mark this original meal.

 Are you ready for dessert?


Are you ready for dessert?Credit: AFP or licensors

What are the Thanksgiving Covid rules?

The CDC has suggested a set of guidelines to minimize Covid spread this Thanksgiving. They are as follows:

  • Have a small dinner with only people who live in your household
  • Prepare traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and deliver it to them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others
  • Have a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family
  • Shop online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the next Monday
  • Watch sports events, parades, and movies from home
 A float from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade


A float from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade



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What time is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

In New York City, there is the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

From 9am to noon Eastern time, revellers can watch numerous floats and entertainers make their way through the bustling streets.

The parade will be smaller this year due to coronavirus concerns.

If you can’t catch the parade in person it’s usually broadcast on TV too.

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