Thursday, June 13, 2024
(Week 24)

Thanksgiving 2024, 2025 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Thanksgiving 2024 and Thanksgiving 2025.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.

DateHolidayDayWeek numberDays to go
November 28, 2024 Thanksgiving 2024 Thursday 48 168
November 27, 2025 Thanksgiving 2025 Thursday 48 532
November 26, 2026 Thanksgiving 2026 Thursday 48 896
November 25, 2027 Thanksgiving 2027 Thursday 47 1260
November 23, 2028 Thanksgiving 2028 Thursday 47 1624
November 22, 2029 Thanksgiving 2029 Thursday 47 1988
November 28, 2030 Thanksgiving 2030 Thursday 48 2359
November 27, 2031 Thanksgiving 2031 Thursday 48 2723
November 25, 2032 Thanksgiving 2032 Thursday 48 3087
November 24, 2033 Thanksgiving 2033 Thursday 47 3451
November 23, 2034 Thanksgiving 2034 Thursday 47 3815

Significance of Thanksgiving 2024

Thanksgiving 2024 (also known as Thanksgiving Day) is an important federal holiday, celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving 2024 precedes “Black Friday” and is traditionally a holiday to give thanks for the food collected at the end of the harvest season.

History of Thanksgiving

In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers embarked on a journey to discover the New World. After a treacherous journey lasting 66 days, they arrived near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims, as they are now commonly known, began the work of establishing a village at Plymouth. Throughout that first brutal winter, most of the colonists remained on board the ship, where they suffered from exposure, scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only half of the Mayflower's original passengers lived to see their first New England spring. In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore and began to harvest with help and alliance with Native Americans of the area. This alliance tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans.

In November 1621, after the Pilgrims' first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a three-day celebratory feast, now remembered as American's “First Thanksgiving”- although, it is argued that the Pilgrims themselves may not have used the term “Thanksgiving” at the time. Historians also argue that the Pilgrims had their first true thanksgiving in 1623, when they gave thanks for rain that ended a drought. In the second half of the 1600s, thanksgivings after the harvest became more common and started to become annual events. George Washington, the first president of the United States, proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1789 and it officially became an annual holiday in 1863.

Traditions of Thanksgiving

Although Thanksgiving 2024 has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well. Thanksgiving 2024 is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have. Presently, it has become a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day 2024 activity, and communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate. Parades have also become an important part of the holiday in cities and towns across the United States.

When is Thanksgiving 2024

Thanksgiving 2024 takes place on the fourth Thursday of November annually. The date on which the holiday falls on changes annually but remains on a Thursday, consult the above table for exact dates.
See besides 'Thanksgiving' even more holidays, click on one of the links below.

View or download the 2024 calendar.

See also the 2024 Calendar.