Thanksgiving Day In America – By H. Wessell

Thanksgiving Day is about many things: giving thanks for the bounty America knows by sharing in a famously festive meal, fervent prayer at home and even church attendance, family time... parades.. football game  and more and more every year, frenetic shopping: as early as the following midnight, if not still on the holiday itself.  Thanksgiving Day most noticeably launches, in modern times in America and elsewhere,  not the season of Advent (whose four Sundays before December 25 starts near or on the holiday weekend  November 30 this year). But now most folks know those weeks not as The Advent Season, but "The Christmas Season," meaning the Christmas-Shopping Season.

Read the entire article in the Nov. 27 issue of the Express.