Thanksgiving Day is an annual holiday in the US and Canada that honors the harvest and other blessings from the previous year. The Thanksgiving meal traditionally consists of a whole lot of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, cornbread and pumpkin pie. The American holiday is particularly rich in religious legends and cultural significance. When it comes to traffic, the holiday is frequently the busiest of the year as family members get together. Thanksgiving Day is generally observed on the 4th Thursday of November every year.