The origin of the Thanksgiving holiday can be traced back to the 17th century when English Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom, embarked on a journey to the New World. They faced numerous hardships and, with the help of Native Americans, learned to cultivate the land and survive.

In 1621, after a successful harvest, the Pilgrims and Native Americans came together for a feast of gratitude, which is often regarded as the first Thanksgiving.

The holiday gained popularity over time, and in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday, emphasizing unity and gratitude.

Today, it remains a cherished tradition celebrated with family, food, and gratitude.

The Thanksgiving holiday is primarily celebrated in the United States and Canada. In the United States, Thanksgiving is observed on the fourth Thursday of November, while in Canada, it is celebrated on the second Monday of October.

However, variations of Thanksgiving are also celebrated in other parts of the world. For instance, Grenada, Liberia, and Norfolk Island have their own unique versions of the holiday.

Additionally, expatriate communities from the United States and Canada may observe Thanksgiving in other countries, making it a global celebration of gratitude and harvest in various cultural contexts.