Thanksgiving is a National holiday in the United States. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest. In the United States, it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
For a lot of people it is the first holiday of many to come until the end of the year. Every year they give us some vacation days to celebrate the holidays. These vacation days, plus the weekend, gave me enough days for a nice road trip which I have found is the most affordable way to travel for me.