Thanksgiving Day, a traditional Western holiday, is a festival originally created by the American people. It is also a festival for American family reunion. At the beginning, there was no fixed date for Thanksgiving, which was decided temporarily by the states of the United States. Until 1863, after the independence of the United States, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday.
In 1941, the United States Congress officially designated the fourth Thursday in November as "Thanksgiving Day". Thanksgiving holidays usually last from Thursday to Sunday.
In 1879, the Canadian Parliament declared November 6 a Thanksgiving Day and a national holiday. In the following years, the date of Thanksgiving changed many times, until January 31, 1957, when the Canadian Parliament declared the second Monday of October as Thanksgiving Day.
In addition to the United States, Canada, Egypt, Greece and other countries in the world have their own unique Thanksgiving, but the United Kingdom, France and other European countries are insulated from Thanksgiving. Some scholars also advocate the establishment of "Chinese Thanksgiving Day" to promote traditional culture.