This is a Christian based initiative which has been endorsed by Government and is supported by numerous community groups. The day gives Australians the opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for our God given heritage as a nation, and to thank each other for the contributions each person makes in our communities.
Each year a certain section of the community is picked for the community to say a special 'thank you' to and this year the people to honour and thank are as follows:
~ Fathers, Father figures and Mentors
~ People working in finance departments of Not-for Profit Organisations and Charities
~ Bookkeepers, Accountants, Bank Staff, Treasurers of Sporting and Social Groups
~ People working in Financial Support areas and Debt Counselling.
I always think that it is such a shame we don't have Thanksgiving here in Australia like is celebrated in the US as it is such a wonderful time to come together as families and communities to give thanks. However, the National Day of Thanksgiving organisation is really hoping that our own Aussie day will become more well known and they encourage everyone to become involved.
You can find more information about the day on their website and Thanksgiving cards are available from Koorong stores if you would like to give some cards and don't want to make your own.
Hmmm, I wonder if I will get breakfast in bed on the 30th May!