Thanksgiving in the US is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November: Thanksgiving 2012 falls on Thursday, November 22nd.
The four-day Thanksgiving weekend is a major occasion: legions of people fly home to be with their families. (The Canadian holiday, in early October, is much more low-key.) Thanksgiving weekend also starts the "Holiday Season": Christmas decorations go up at resorts, theme parks, etc., and many places stage a tree-lighting or an appearance by Santa.
• Head to Thanksgiving Weekend Packages at twenty family-friendly resorts
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