Google Doodle for Thanksgiving 2021 celebrates togetherness



On the fourth Thursday in November, Americans traditionally take a break to reflect and be grateful for the abundant blessings we have in our lives. For many, this value is rooted in warm and long-awaited encounters with family and friends.

After the last Thanksgiving, when meetings were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, Google this year marks the celebration of All We Are Grateful for with an animated doodle that reflects the conviviality. In Thursday’s Google Doodle, reminiscent of the 1950s movie intermission ad Let’s All Go to the Lobby, the standard fixins from a traditional Thanksgiving dinner happily join in a merry walk.

The Doodle’s Holiday Parade is led by a gravy boat (as everyone follows their progress around the table) and features a corn on the cob, yam, potato, slice of pumpkin pie, and cranberry.

The annual tradition of Thanksgiving, which marks its 400th anniversary this year, was formalized by President George Washington in 1789 and became a federal holiday under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The Thanksgiving date has changed to the fourth Thursday in November under President Franklin D Roosevelt in 1941 and is now synonymous with turkey, tricks and the annual Black Friday bargain hunt.

Happy Thanksgiving. Now let’s eat!


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