Thanksgiving-day meaning

The fourth Thursday of November, observed as a legal holiday in the United States to commemorate the feast held at Plymouth in 1621 by the Pilgrim colonists and members of the Wampanoag people and marked by the expression of gratitude for harvest and health.
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The second Monday of October, celebrated in Canada by the expression of gratitude for harvest and health.
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(Canada) A holiday, originally to give thanks to God for the harvest, celebrated annually on the second Monday of October.
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(US) A holiday, originally to give thanks to God and to commemorate the feast held by the Pilgrim colonists, celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November.
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