Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November every year. Thanksgiving 2014 is on November 27, and Thanksgiving 2015 falls on November 26. Thanksgiving is connected to the day on which the pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in the New World in 1621.
The pilgrims, who traveled to the new world to escape religious tyranny, celebrated their harvest by feasting with local Native Americans. President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, and since then, the fourth Thursday in November has been spent spending time with family and friends and giving thanks for the blessings that the year has brought them.