Thanksgiving Day
(Holiday)
n.
1. The fourth Thursday of November, observed as a legal holiday in the United States to commemorate the feast held at Plymouth in 1621 by the Pilgrim colonists and members of the Wampanoag people and marked by the giving of thanks to God for harvest and health.
2. The second Monday of October, celebrated in Canada by the giving of thanks to God for harvest and health.
  

Noun 1. Thanksgiving Day - 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
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
 
legal holiday, national holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
 
Nov, November - the month following October and preceding December

 

 

      
         

 

 

 

 

  

 



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