In 2013, Thanksgiving Day fell on Thursday, November 28. Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday in November, but the actual date changes each year.
Thanksgiving became an official holiday in 1863. The holiday is usually celebrated with friends and family who come together to share a large meal consisting of turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie and other side dishes. Government offices, schools and most local businesses close in observance of this holiday.
Macy?s hosts its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in honor of Thanksgiving each year. An estimated 3 million people attend the parade, and approximately 44 million viewers view it via a live broadcast from home each year.