Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Ready to eat - A thanksgiving meal

Every year the last Thursday of November is the Thanksgiving Day. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. Family feast is an important tradition during Thanksgiving. The entire family sits at the table during dinner. It is also a time for relatives living in different places to come together and celebrate. This is done by offering prayers, gifting your near and dear ones. The traditional stuffed turkey adorns every dinner table during the feast. Pumpkin pie, Cranberry sauce, Corns are some of the dishes cooked everywhere to mark the day.

Shoppers lined outside an store (time - 4 am morning)

It is also a time for people to shop, shop and shop. I know people flying all over form Europe and other countries to come and shop in U.S. Most of the things are offered at a very discounted price. The day after Thanksgiving is called BLACK FRIDAY, it is not uncommon to see shoppers lined up for hours before stores with big sales open. Once inside the stores, shoppers often rush and grab, as many stores have only a few of the big-draw items. To put things in perspective, a full Calvin Klein suit that costs around $550, can be bought in $250 etc. So in short it is a shoppers delight. Electronics and popular toys are often the most sought-after items and are sharply discounted.

So let all be grateful on this day and thank all the people who make our life beautiful. Next post will be a story on gratefulness.....

....Happy Thanksgiving

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