Christmas is annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration amoung billions of people around the world. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.
We have come to know Thanksgiving as an opportunity to express our gratitude for the abundance in our lives and to stuff ourselves with turkey and mashed potatoes. There is no clear historical information on the actual date of the first Thanksgiving. A woman named Sarah Josepha Hale lobbied Congress for years to make Thanksgiving a holiday. It wasn’t until 1863 that President Lincoln finally declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the date to one week earlier.
We are lucky living in the southern part of the United States where all the seasons are very apparent with the fall being full of magnificent colors. The maple trees are especially vibrant with colors of red and golden–yellow and combinations of both. This season is perfect for taking beautiful scenic photos and spending time outdoors. Nothing can relax and rejuvenate you more than enjoying nature and its surrounding scenery.
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