Thanksgiving is a festival celebrated in almost ten countries across the globe. It is one of the most looked forward to holidays in the U.S and Canada. Thanksgiving kick starts the holiday season, which is followed by Christmas and New Year. As the name suggests, Thanksgiving is observed to give thanks for the blessings of the harvest and the preceding year. It has long been celebrated as a secular holiday. Every year it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Did you know that there was no turkey on the menu at the first Thanksgiving?!