Thanksgiving is a noun that describes a holiday celebrated in many countries in the world, typically on the fourth Thursday of November, as a way to show gratitude. Traditionally, Thanksgiving is celebrated with a large meal in the presence of family and friends, and involves the consumption of foods such as turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.
whenever you are referring to the holiday, you will use the noun Thanksgiving. To emphasize the national significance of the holiday, you can use the phrase 'National Thanksgiving'.
1. The family gathered around the table for Thanksgiving.
2. My parents and I go up to the mountains every year for Thanksgiving.
3. Every year my grandparents host a big Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family.
It is important to note that American English and British English have different words and phrases used to refer to the holiday, while broadly being called the same thing—Americans call it 'Thanksgiving' and the British refer to it as 'Harvest Festival'.