Today is a special day for families across the United States as they say thank you for all the good things that have happened to them this year. Families share this moment over a meal, telling each other stories and sharing family memories.
Americans travel vast distances to be together on this day and so it is not surprising it it the busiest day for US airlines. If there is one day to get together with the family, it is today.
The story behind thanksgiving is simple; when the pilgrims, America's settlers from Europe arrived in new England they faced a very harsh winter. When spring arrived and they harvested their crops, they organised a feast to celebrate their harvest, their new country and to thank God for making it through the winter.
MyHeritage is thankful that it has the possibility to bring together families on its site and therefore wishes all families a happy thanksgiving!