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A special offer for the Thanksgiving holiday

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving is the kickoff of the holiday season; a long weekend dedicated to giving thanks through celebration of food, family, friends and, of course, travel.

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It’s also one of the most expensive times to travel. So we’ve decided to do our part to help alleviate some of the financial burden with a Thanksgiving Special. Stay at The Rose Hotel for three nights for the price of two. In other words, enjoy a three day weekend at our luxurious hotel and pay for just two nights.

The Thanksgiving Special is valid Nov. 18-30, excluding special events.

Come celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with us. Call 925-846-8802 and ask for the Thanksgiving Special.

We’ll be partaking in a time-honored tradition that extends in various forms well beyond the United States. Though Thanksgiving Day is celebrated primarily in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November) and Canada (the second Monday of October), several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Historically, Thanksgiving had roots in religious and cultural tradition. Today, Thanksgiving is primarily celebrated as a secular holiday.

According to Wikipedia, prayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests, as well as other times of the year. The holiday’s history in North America is rooted in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation. It also has aspects of a harvest festival, even though the harvest in New England occurs well before the late-November date of the holiday.

Special blessings, viewed as coming from God, called for Days of Thanksgiving. For example, Days of Fasting were called on account of drought in 1611, floods in 1613, and plague in 1604 and 1622. Days of Thanksgiving were called following the victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588, and following the deliverance of Queen Anne in 1705.

Thanksgiving is a richer and more widespread tradition than most people realize. We at The Rose Hotel are happy to share a little of this holiday history with you, as well as a special offer to come join us for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Whether you can join us or not, the staff of The Rose Hotel wishes you and yours a most pleasant Thanksgiving respite and celebration.

Written by Mike Consol

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