Thanksgiving is the American people's original one of the ancient festival, is also the American Family Reunion Festival. There was no fixed date for Thanksgiving, which was temporarily decided by the States. Until 1863, when America was independent, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. In 1941, the United States Congress officially designated the fourth Thursday of November as "Thanksgiving". The Thanksgiving holiday usually lasts from Thursday to Sunday.
The 1879 Canadian Parliament declared November 6 a Thanksgiving Day and a national holiday. In the ensuing years, the date of Thanksgiving changed many times until January 31, 1957, when the Canadian Parliament declared the second Monday for Thanksgiving in October each year.
In addition to the United States, Canada, the world and Egypt, Greece and other countries have their own unique Thanksgiving, but the United Kingdom, France and other European countries are insulated with Thanksgiving, there are scholars have advocated the establishment of "Chinese Thanksgiving" to promote traditional culture