Enjoy our series of articles on Thanksgiving 2010 holiday facts, activities and traditions.
What Does Thanksgiving Celebrate And Should You Celebrate It? – Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, is widely regarded as an all-American holiday and is primarily a harvest festival. But is there more to this holiday tradition? And should you celebrate it?
Thanksgiving Traditions And Customs In Asian Countries – Although we think of Thanksgiving as an American festival, few people know that there are Thanksgiving festivals celebrated all over the world, for different reasons and at different times. Here are some of the festivities associated with Thanksgiving in Asian countries.
The Origin Of Thanksgiving: History And Traditions Around The World – Thanksgiving has its history and origin way back in centuries. There are various instances of thanksgiving observances in history, all of which bear resemblance to the modern celebrations of Thanksgiving. Feasts celebrating a good harvest existed well before the Pilgrims or the settlers arrived.
Thanksgiving Activities: Giving Thanks For Your Family – The festival of Thanksgiving is a special time of sharing and appreciation of the family. More Americans travel home for Thanksgiving than for any other festival, including Christmas. Family is the one constant in many peoples lives, and even if the relationship has been testing at times, family is the one part of our lives that cannot be denied.
Thanksgiving Crafts And Decorations That Teach Kids Gratitude – These days, Thanksgiving often gets squeezed out by Halloween’s spooky decorations and the lights and gala of Christmas. With the holiday crafts here, your home can be beautifully decorated for this quieter, but important, celebration.
Thanksgiving Ideas: Feng Shui Tips For A Harmonious Holiday – Holidays like Thanksgiving involve emotional family gatherings. But the cause of discord may not be you or your family. It could be how you arrange your house during the holiday season. Here are a few Feng Shui tips to balance the energy in your home and create more household harmony – and a lot more fun.
Healthy Thanksgiving Dinners: Menu Ideas For A Guilt-Free Meal – Thanksgiving Day can be a nightmare for those trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight. The average American consumes over 2,000 calories in this single meal. Here are some tips to enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving Feast minus the guilt.
Thanksgiving Activities For Students: Teach Kids Thinking Skills And Gratitude – Having students reflect upon aspects of their lives to be thankful is a common activity. In this activity students are required to think of aspects of their lives that they wouldn’t normally see as something to be thankful for, and put a positive spin on the event.
Five Heart-Warming Thanksgiving Movies Your Kids Will Enjoy – After Thanksgiving dinner, many families take the opportunity to hang out with a few good holiday movie rentals. Here are a few suggestions for Thanksgiving movies that the entire family should enjoy.
Thanksgiving Thoughts: 3 Levels Of Gratitude and Happiness – With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time for a check-up to see how our hearts are doing – and I don’t mean cardiovascular health. I’m talking about the condition of our gratitude heart. Take a look at the 3 levels of gratitude to determine your current condition, and decide what steps you can take to improve your ‘heart health.’
Green Thanksgiving Ideas: 4 Eco Tips To Celebrate Thanksgiving – If you’ve been spending most of the year trying to protect the earth and its natural resources, you might wonder how you can go green this Thanksgiving Day. These four eco-tips will help you save money, save waste and celebrate a green Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Activities: 10 Ideas For Meaningful Family Traditions – One of the greatest challenges of Thanksgiving lies in both expressing and living with gratitude every day of the year. Here are 10 fun and meaningful Thanksgiving activity ideas and traditions for families and people everywhere.
Holiday Stress: Tips To Survive Thanksgiving With Your Family – The holidays should be enjoyable times with fond memories, not the subject of dread every year. And yet, each year, families who have flash backs to last year’s disaster, look forward with trepidation to this year’s. Here’s how to ensure that you enjoy this time with your family.
Traditional Thanksgiving Home Decorating Ideas For A Festive Fall Look – Thanksgiving is a holiday that is often passed over in the decorating arena, as we move from Halloween directly into the Christmas season. Here’s how you can add a few items to your home decorating to signify the advent of Thanksgiving and give your home a more festive look this fall.
Holiday Stress Relief: 5 Easy Stress Busters For Harried Parents – So Mums and Dads, are your stress levels sky-high because of the holiday season? Are you ready to scream because the stress is getting too much for you? Are your precious little horrors trying your patience? Then try these 5 quick and easy methods to relieve your stress.
Family Traditions For Thanksgiving: Nine Ideas For Unforgettable Memories – Celebrate families and togetherness this Thanksgiving Day with some time-honored traditions. It will give you a sense of family identity and meaningfulness that can last for generations. Here are nine ideas for starting new family traditions – and for revering the old ones.
Thanksgiving Activities: Teach Kids The Meaning Of Thanksgiving – Are you at a loss for activities to keep the kids busy on Thanksgiving Day? Here are some fun Thanksgiving activities that you can use to help teach your children the meaning of Thanksgiving.