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Holiday Stamps: Today in History by Thanksgiving Day

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Holiday Stamps: Today in History by Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday shared by the United States and Canada to give thanks for the good harvest. On October 19, 2001, the United States Postal Service offer the “Thanksgiving Day” stamp in honor of Thanksgiving. It’s holiday stamps.

What do Thanksgiving stamps look like?

The Origin of Thanksgiving Day.

The origin of Thanksgiving Day goes back to the beginning of American history. The famous Mayflower Ship arrived in America in 1620, carrying 102 Puritans who had suffered religious persecution in England. In the winter at the turn of 1620 and 1621, they encountered unimaginable difficulties and were cold and hungry.

Only about 50 migrants survived the winter. Based on the belief and custom that “a stranger is a visitor,” the Indians brought the settlers with them the necessities of life and taught them how to survive by hunting, fishing, and growing corn and squash. With the help of the Indians, the new immigrants from Europe gradually got used to the local life. On the day of the harvest celebration, the settlers invited the Indians to return the favor for their previous support.

The celebration of Thanksgiving Day.

On the first day of Thanksgiving, Indians and settlers gathered together. They fired a gun salute at dawn and filed into a room used as a church to reverently give thanks to heaven. And then light the fire to raise the big party. On the second and third day, there were wrestling, running, singing, and dancing, many of which have been celebrated for more than 300 years and have been retained until today.

The date of Thanksgiving.

In the beginning, there was no fixed date for Thanksgiving, and the states decided temporarily. Thanksgiving did not become a national holiday until 1941 after the United States became independent. It falls on the fourth Thursday of November every year. And will take two days off from this day. As a traditional holiday, every Thanksgiving Day is a holiday for family reunion and people organize a lot of activities to celebrate Christians to go to church to pray, Masquerade parades, theatrical performances, and sporting events are held in towns and cities. 

Thanksgiving food and games.

Turkey is the traditional main course of Thanksgiving. Usually, Turkey is stuffed with various spices and mixed food, and then roasted as a whole. When the holiday Turkey is served, the host with a knife into thin slices, and the hostess wil share out. Other traditional Thanksgiving foods include sweet potato, pumpkin pie, and cranberry jam. After Thanksgiving dinner, people sometimes play traditional games.

For example, the competitors push the pumpkin with a small spoon in the pumpkin race. The rule is not to touch the pumpkin with their hands. The first one to finish wins. The smaller the spoons, the more fun the game is. They also take the wishbone out of Turkey’s breast, hold one side of it, and say what they wish for until it breaks. Whoever gets the longer end of the bone gets their wish.

How to buy Thanksgiving stamps?

If you want to buy Thanksgiving stamps for your collection, you can visit USPS offices, banks, convenience stores, and public goods stores. Maybe one of these places will have the Thanksgiving stamps you want to buy. If none of these places are available, check out USPS, Walmart, or ForeverStampStore.There will be a lot of cheap stamps for publicity. You can buy the postage stamps you want at a low price. And there will be more postal stamps available online than offline. As an important holiday in the United States, Thanksgiving Day is endowed with special significance. Therefore, Thanksgiving Day stamps as a holiday stamp are also a very valuable collection. May everyone have something to celebrate this Thanksgiving. I also wish everyone can buy the stamps they want.
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