Thanksgiving Day falls on the fourth Thursday of November each year, which just so happens to be November 23rd this year. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, certain parts of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. This holiday is marketed as a day to remember how the pilgrims wanted to give thanks as they were exceptionally thankful that their crops had grown.
Over the years this holiday has become a classic way to bring families together. While it has been presented as the classic meal at grandma’s house; many restaurants have taken it upon themselves to prepare their own traditional dishes, making Thanksgiving day a well-advertised holiday.
In the last few decades, turkey trots have been marketed as a part of the traditional Thanksgiving day. A turkey trot is a long distance run that is known for helping to burn calories before individuals go eat too much with their loved ones. The promotion of turkey trots has brought more attention to the traditional turkey filled holiday while incorporating new rituals to this classic family day.
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place in New York City and is classified as the world’s biggest parade. The parade is put on by the department store Macy’s and has been a way for the store to promote their brand. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has become a traditional household program to watch and is filled with entertainment, fun, and music while being a great way to kick off the Christmas holiday.
Thanksgiving has become marketed by the way individuals eat, celebrate, and shop. Though Thanksgiving has typically been known as a relaxing holiday, it has been slowly taken over by the Christmas shopping that begins at midnight and sometimes even earlier. We call this madness, Black Friday Shopping. Black Friday is known as the best day of the year to shop, as stores advertise the best deals that they can offer.
By: Michelle Conrad