The waters grew suddenly lighter, and my spirits rose accordingly. I shouted down to those below that I saw daylight ahead, and a great shout of thanksgiving reverberated through the ship. A moment later we emerged into sunlit water, and immediately I raised the periscope and looked about me upon the strangest landscape I had ever seen.
In the United States, Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday on the fourth Thursday in November. It was originally a day when people celebrated the end of the harvest and thanked God for it. Thanksgiving is the giving of thanks to God, especially in a religious ceremony. The Prince's unexpected recovery was celebrated with a thanksgiving service in St Paul's. a public holiday in the US and in Canada when families have a large meal together to celebrate and be thankful for food, health, families etc. an expression of thanks to God
A public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties
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
To give thanks to God for his favors; in the study of the Psalms this is a major literary type of psalm which thanks God for individual or corporate deliverance See Chapter 14
The spirit of gratitude underlying this traditional American holiday is in perfect harmony with Buddhism, and Thanksgiving has become one of the most important and well-loved weekends in the Center's calendar The Sunday before Thanksgiving there is a Ceremony of Gratitude in the Buddha Hall and a harvest altar in the link, to which people may add their own offerings (these are later donated to a local food bank or soup kitchen) In the evening the Sangha gets together for traditional feasting, either in each other's homes or at the Center Friday night is Temple Night; the Buddha Hall altars decorated with the fruits and flowers of the fall, and a memorial altar in the Oak Room, where loved ones who have passed away may be remembered and honored On Saturday morning there is a teisho on the precepts, followed in the late afternoon by Jukai Because many members come to the Center from out of town on big holiday weekends, dokusan is offered for them on Saturday afternoon as well
n an annual U S holiday observed on the fourth Thursday of November as a day of giving thanks and feasting: it commemorates the Pilgrims' celebration of the good harvest of 1621
U.S. holiday. It originated in the autumn of 1621 when Plymouth governor William Bradford invited neighbouring Indians to join the Pilgrims for a three-day festival of recreation and feasting in gratitude for the bounty of the season, which had been partly enabled by the Indians' advice. Neither the standard Thanksgiving meal of turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie nor the family orientation of the day reflects the Plymouth event, however. Proclaimed a national holiday in 1863, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November (though it was moved back one week in 1939-41 to extend the Christmas shopping season). Canada adopted Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1879; since 1957 it has been celebrated on the second Monday in October
Thanksgiving Day, an American holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November
The McCarrolls were coming to Thanksgiving dinner. American Thanksgiving was not until November and, as Mimi told Sharon over the phone, “We can't let you be the only ones in the PMQs without a turkey dinner next week.”.
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