When Parsis left Persia, they took refuge in Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, and after a few years moved to India, settling in the city of Sanjan. For centuries they lived in this place, learned the Gujarati and were spread by the Indian coast. After a period of Muslim rule that forced them to go into the country, they could return to the coast and settle in cities like Surat, Nansas and Bombay.
Parsis, which in Farsi means “inhabitant of Persia” were people who lived in the region of Fars and practiced the Zoroastrian religion, but from the year 651 had to leave the country to be conquered by the followers of Islam.
Currently, it is estimated that there are about one hundred thousand members of this creed (Parseeism) in India, but there are important centers in the United States and Canada too.
Thanksgiving is being celebrated around the world with equal fervor and euphoria. The Universe itself transmits the feeling of being thankful to the Lord Almighty for his continuous grace.
Thanksgiving is celebrated also in some parts of Asia. Examples are the celebrations of crops in China, Malaysia and Korea. However, there is something that characterizes all these alike and is the harmonious and peaceful atmosphere of gratitude, peace and love of family.
Thankgiving is also celebrated in several parts of India, where the party takes names as Thai Pongal, Baisakhi, Lohri and Onam, among others. It is not completely the same festival and although all of them have a background that itself may be considered identical, each is very different from another.
Another country that celebrates Thanksgiving, apart from the USA, is Canada. There, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October. Next you are going to find lots of cards, pictures and wallpapers to do so.
Even though virtually all cultures have a celebration exactly or very similar to Thanksgiving, undeniably, none is as popular as the US. In the US, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
Thanksgiving banquet usually consists of a main and traditional dish; for example in the United States it is common to have turkey accompanied by sauces or jellies sweets and vegetables.
On Thanksgiving, the whole family gets together and a great feast for dinner is prepared. At dinner each participant thanks to God for the bounty of the year, as well as the loved ones and family members who have provided support in the course of it.