Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the United States in late November, and in Canada in early October. It is a day when people gather as a family, have a feast, and give thanks for their blessings. The celebration is focused around a meal, and in many situations there are two meals. Since married children often must attend a celebration with two sets of parents, sometimes it is impossible to get everyone together at one home at a given time.
The centerpiece of most celebrations is a turkey, and there are usually many side dishes and desserts. Often cooking is done by many different people who converge on one home with each family segment bringing a dish.