Meaning of “Thanksgiving (Day)” in the English Dictionary

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"Thanksgiving (Day)" in British English

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Thanksgiving (Day)noun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌθæŋksˈɡɪv.ɪŋ ˌdeɪ/ us /ˌθæŋksˈɡɪv.ɪŋ ˌdeɪ/

a public holiday and celebration, held on the fourth Thursday of November in the US and on the second Monday of October in Canada, to remember the thanks that the people who first came from Europe gave to God when they collected crops for the first time in their new country

(Definition of “Thanksgiving (Day)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)