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iBooknow.comis a family run organization that understands the importance of holidays, being with loved ones, and the need to plan hotel bookings during such busy times of the year. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend in America is one of the busiest times of the year for air and rail travel, as well as accommodation and rooms bookings.
Thanksgiving Day in the United States is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. This year, 2012, it falls on Thursday November 22nd.
Since 1863, when then President Abraham Lincoln declared it to be a day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens," families and friends gather together for reunions and special meals. Most often than not this meal is centered around a roasted turkey, chestnut stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, cranberry relish, giblet gravy, pumpkin and pecan pies, and a harvest of fall vegetables. Many attend church or social gatherings, or dances in the evenings. So planning in advance, and having confirmed hotel reservations for this special time, can help to make the Thanksgiving holiday more enjoyable and hassle free.
Many people believe that the first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in El Paso, Texas during 1598. Still others believe it to be the year 1619 in what was at the time the Colony of Virginia and many prefer to think that the Pilgrims held the first celebrations in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1601. Historians believe that the very first Plymouth Thanksgiving was in 1623. After a long and severe drought these early American settlers wanted to give thanks for the rain that finally brought them relief, and a bountiful harvest.
Through the years Thanksgivings were on differing days, all across America, and even though George Washington had proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1789, it was not until Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving that an official national holiday was declared.
Because Thanksgiving is on a Thursday, many businesses and offices are closed on the following Friday to allow for employees to be at home for a four day break. It is also a time when many schools and institutions are closed and students travel home to be with their families. In 2010 an estimated twenty-four million Americans traveled by air during the Thanksgiving holiday break. This long weekend is also the kick-off for the Christmas Holiday Shopping Season and many folks take time during Thanksgiving to get a head start buying their Christmas gifts at many of the holiday sales.
Across America there will be many special events, the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City is one of the most famous, and it was first held in 1924. The city of Detroit also had their inaugural parade that year. Also known as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, this year’s New York City procession starts at 9 a.m. and moves down Central Park West from 77th Street to Columbus Circle along Central Park South to 6th Avenue, down 6th Avenue to 34th Street and along 34th Street to Macy's Herald Square (34th Street). This will be the 86th time this parade event has been staged.
iBooknow.comcan instantly secure hotel rooms bookings along the route for easy access or viewing of this once a year spectacular. iBooknow.com suggests booking a hotel near:
- Central Park West: West side of street from 70th Street to Columbus Circle & east side of street from 70th to 65th
- Columbus Circle: West side of street
- 6th Avenue: between 58th & 34th Streets
- 34th Street: south side of street between Broadway & 7th Avenue
Hotels along the parade route:
- Affinia Manhattan
- Ameritania Hotel
- Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square
- Hotel Wellington
- Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Columbus Circle
- New York Marriott Marquis
- Park Central Hotel
- Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square
- Residence Inn Hotel New York
- Sheraton Manhattan Hotel at Times Square
- Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
- The Michelangelo Hotel
- Trump International Hotel & Tower
- W New York - Times Square
iBooknow.comadvises booking rooms between the 7th and 15th floors for the maximum view. If you want to take pictures book a room in a hotel that has frontage on the parade route. Further, its cold in New York City in late November, so having the advantage of viewing the parade form the warmth and comfort of a hotel room can make the day an even more enjoyable one.
Thanksgiving weekend is also a time for American football, and many games will be played on Thanksgiving day. Many gather around the television with family and friends at home and in bars across the country to cheer on their favorite team.
The National Football League has held games on Thanksgiving since its inception and it has become known as the Thanksgiving Classic. Along with their annual parade the city of Detroit’s Lions have hosted a game almost every year since 1934, and in Dallas the Cowboys have held games since 1966 on this special day. Thanksgiving also marks the end of the regular collegiate football season and final games are held during this long weekend. These popular events are what Americans crisscross the country for, and are just one more reason for the airlines and hotels to become booked weeks and months in advance. iBooknow.com encourages everyone to plan ahead and make certain that they have confirmed room bookings and flight reservations.
So whether you are on break from college, going to visit the family and friends, or out for a day of football, if you need a room iBooknow.com can provide instantly confirmed bookings at deep-discounted prices, and with absolutely no hidden charges or fees.
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