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Thanksgiving Day USA 2023 Thursday 23 November. What to do

Thanksgiving Day USA

WHERE: New York, United States
WHEN: 23 November 2023

The Thanksgiving Day USA is one of the traditional festivals deepest in the United States. Especially loved by both Americans and tourists. It occurs every year, during the fourth Thursday of November. Similarly, the traditional celebration also occurs in Canada, the first Monday of October.

The Thanksgiving Day USA is a celebration of Christian origin. It is an act of gratitude to God for the harvest, and as received during the past year. It is a ceremony that has very deep roots in time. We need to return, in fact, the year 1621, when the Pilgrim Fathers, persecuted in their England, decided to migrate to the United States. Here, in spite of expectations, they found an extremely arid and infertile land.

After a long period of hardship, hunger and death, they found a valid contribution in the Native Americans. The latter, taught him the techniques of cultivation of maize and animal breeding, and in particular of Turkey, today, symbol of the anniversary.

Thanksgiving Day USA

Americans love this festival. It’s the perfect time to invite friends and relatives and consume, all together, the fateful lunch on Thanksgiving Day USA. A prayer ritual, and then everyone on the fly very juicy turkey (usually roasted), pumpkin pies, mashed potatoes and other traditional dishes.

Tourists, on the other hand, can admire the many Institutional parades, or purely goliardic, organized in all the cities of America. The most interesting is undoubtedly the one that takes place in New York. Macy’s, the famous brand of American department stores, organizes allegorical and fun floats throughout Manhattan where millions of people assist you.

All the shops and streets of the city are decorated with Christmas lights; giving life to one of the most incredible shows in the world!

The event also marks the start of the shopping week. The following Friday, in fact, is the official start of the race to the rebates and Christmas presents with Black Friday.


The event takes place throughout the American territory. In major US cities, you can attend numerous national parades. Without a doubt, the most interesting events, in our view, take place in New York. Do not miss the Macy’s Parade in New York , a parade of floats masked all along Fifth Avenue.

Kanoa remembers being in the front row at about 09, to attend the parade for free. We recommend arriving well in advance, considering the massive presence of visitors.

The parade will start at the intersection of 77th Street and Central Park West. Then, continue along Central Park West to Columbus Circle, where the long serpentine of people will deviate on Broadway through Times Square to end, finally, on 34th Street, where there are Macy’s stores.


The accommodation offer in New York does not fear comparisons all over the world. You will be spoiled for choice. Through our special page, all the info and the best areas to stay in the Big Apple at the best price.


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