As the Thanksgiving Day approaches, the atmosphere of holiday gets stronger. The festival enjoys similar reputation in North America as the Spring Festival in China. They have lots of things in common.
Chinese traditional spring festival to a most degree is the concentrated reflection and show of Chinese ancient climate, agriculture, chronometer as well as folk belief. At the end of the year, people worship and commemorate their ancestry with what they harvest, and it is the appreciation for giving from nature and their forefather. Hence, in this way, Spring Festival is Chinese Thanksgiving Day. Each day and each folk-custom activity amid Lunar Spring Festival show the thought of thanks for giving from nature. Current Spring Festival changes a lot compared with its original feature, and in majority of Chinese families, the scene of worshipping ancestry led by the respectable and aged leader of family is easily seen.
Thanksgiving Day began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.
Both of these two festivals are in celebration of harvest. On this day, families reunion and have a sumptuous dinner together.
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