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Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
Observed by Canada, United States
Type National
Date 2nd Monday in October (Canada)
4th Thursday in November (U.S.)
2010 date October 11, 2010 (Canada);
November 25, 2010 (U.S.)
2011 date October 10, 2011 (Canada);
November 24, 2011 (U.S.)
.Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada.^ Has Thanksgiving day ever been celebrated on November 21?
  • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ Do native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
  • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ The holiday is celebrated in the United States and Canada.
  • Annie's Thanksgiving History & Symbols Page 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.annieshomepage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Traditionally, Thanksgiving is associated with giving thanks to God for the harvest and expressing gratitude.^ Thanksgiving they give thanks for a physical [...
  • Thanksgiving | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They also give thanks on Thanksgiving.
  • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ How do people give thanks on Thanksgiving?
  • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

.While historically religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.^ Austin’s embellishment of the 1621 harvest celebration led to a new appreciation of the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.alden.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thanksgiving in American Memory Grade 4 to 8 - Library of Congress- 7183 A part of the Library's American Memory series, this Thanksgiving site concentrates on the historical origins of the holiday and how its celebration has evolved since the original Thanksgiving proclamation.
  • TeachersFirst: Thanksgiving Resources 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.teachersfirst.com [Source type: General]

^ The association of the popular holiday with its supposed Pilgrim origin had become a self-evident historical truth – the world had been sold on the “Pilgrim” brand of Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.alden.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Grenada

.In Grenada there is a national holiday of Thanksgiving Day on the 25th of November.^ Has Thanksgiving day ever been celebrated on November 21?
  • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ Who declared Thanksgiving a national holiday?
  • THANKSGIVING WEB SITES ON THE INTERNET 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.cumbavac.org [Source type: General]

^ What year was Thanksgiving appointed a national day of Thanksgiving?
  • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

.It is unrelated to holidays in Canada and the United States even though it bears the same name and occurs around the same time.^ The holiday is celebrated in the United States and Canada.
  • Annie's Thanksgiving History & Symbols Page 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.annieshomepage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But formal celebrations in Canada around this time date back even earlier than the pilgrims' landing in Massachusetts .
  • Thanksgiving@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Thanksgiving@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We have long endeavored to secure the celebration of this great festival upon the same day in every American State and Territory, so that it might be a National Holiday.
  • Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.alden.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It marks the anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of the island in 1983 in response to the deposition and execution of Grenadan Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.[2] .Thanksgiving involves the sharing of a turkey.^ Ideas for a Thanksgiving dinner that don't involve roasting a turkey.
  • Thanksgiving Cooking Guide — Food — SFGate 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

The Netherlands

.A Thanksgiving Day service is held in Hooglandse Kerk to commemorate the hospitality the Pilgrims received in Leiden on their way to the New World.^ "Dining Out Guide: Thanksgiving Day," New York Times , November 22, 1985 (p.
  • TheFood Timeline--Thanksgiving food history 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.foodtimeline.org [Source type: General]

^ The pages are about the Pilgrims leaving England, the voyage to the New World, the Mayflower, landing in Massachusetts, the first harsh winter and the Wampanoag, Thanksgiving facts, and the first Thanksgiving feast.
  • Thanksgiving Crafts, Worksheets, and Activities - EnchantedLearning.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.enchantedlearning.com [Source type: General]

^ The people think that they were sad, And grave; I'm sure that they were glad-- They made Thanksgiving Day--that's fun-- We thank the Pilgrims, every one!

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References

  1. ^ "Thanksgiving Day". Encyclopædia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/590003/Thanksgiving-Day. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  2. ^ Grenada Board of Tourism official website
  3. ^ "Dutch town". The World (radio program). http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/22856&answer=true. Retrieved 2008-11-28. "The Pilgrims arrived in Leiden in 1609, after fleeing religious persecution in England. Leiden welcomed them because it needed immigrants to help rebuild its textile industry, which had been devastated by a long revolt against Spain. Here, the Pilgrims were allowed to worship as they wanted, and they even published their arguments calling for the separation of church and state. Jeremy Bangs directs the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum. He says the Pilgrims quickly adopted several Dutch customs, like civil marriage and Thanksgiving." 

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The First Thanksgiving by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
.Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival.^ Thanksgiving is a harvest festival.

^ Although the only known contemporary account of the 1621 Plymouth harvest celebration had been rediscovered in 1841, the national Thanksgiving Day initially was not officially linked to it.
  • Thanksgiving Day Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Thanksgiving Day 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Thanksgiving Day National holiday in the USA. Originating with the Pilgrims in 1621, who celebrated the first harvest of the Plymouth Colony , it was proclaimed an official holiday in 1863.
  • Thanksgiving Day Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Thanksgiving Day 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: General]

.Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general.^ Giving thanks to Yahweh for the harvest He has provided .
  • Thanksgiving:  The True Harvest Festival? 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC yahsaves.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s also a time to give thanks for not having to awkwardly hang out with extended family for the rest of the year.
  • Thanksgiving | The Frisky 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: General]

^ Let's give thanks for those lifted out of slavery, and for the dignity in struggle of the late Rosa Parks and her generation.
  • altmuslim - Thanksgiving: An American Muslim heritage day? 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.altmuslim.com [Source type: General]

.It is a holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States.^ The holiday is celebrated in the United States and Canada.
  • Annie's Thanksgiving History & Symbols Page 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.annieshomepage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One hundred and three passengers were to become some of the founding pilgrims of the United States of America, and the creators of one of this nations most popular holidays.
  • Thanksgiving Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: General]

^ The Thanksgiving holiday is generally a "four-day" weekend in the United States, in which Americans are given the relevant Thursday and Friday off.
  • Origin of Thanksgiving, Customs, Trivia. Thanksgiving 2006 Date. Thanksgiving History. 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.orenoque.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.^ It wouldn't be Thanksgiving if we didn't mention the two most famous Thanksgiving songs of all, one secular and one religious.

^ Austin’s embellishment of the 1621 harvest celebration led to a new appreciation of the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.alden.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The association of the popular holiday with its supposed Pilgrim origin had become a self-evident historical truth – the world had been sold on the “Pilgrim” brand of Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.alden.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.^ Freedom to worship God!

    ^ What a great way to remember that God continues to Bless us year after year!

    ^ They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
    • Origin of Thanksgiving, Customs, Trivia. Thanksgiving 2006 Date. Thanksgiving History. 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.orenoque.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.^ Has Thanksgiving day ever been celebrated on November 21?
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The first year was a difficult one for the Pilgrims.
    • Annie's Thanksgiving History & Symbols Page 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.annieshomepage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All ye Pilgrims with your wives and little ones, do gather at the meeting House, on the hill there to listen to the pastor, and render Thanksgiving to the Almighty God for all His blessings.

  • WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."
  • Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. .No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things.^ No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things.
    • Origin of Thanksgiving, Customs, Trivia. Thanksgiving 2006 Date. Thanksgiving History. 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.orenoque.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It turned out that even these 'saints', had things to repent for -- spiritual pride, jealousy, vindictiveness, and greed, as well as a number of broken relationships.
    • The True Thanksgiving Story 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (These things scare the crap out of me since you could easy cut off a finger or stab someone to death if you weren’t careful.
    • This Mama Cooks! On a Diet: Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.thismamacooks.com [Source type: General]

    .They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.^ They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
    • Origin of Thanksgiving, Customs, Trivia. Thanksgiving 2006 Date. Thanksgiving History. 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.orenoque.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Making Light: Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Our eager anticipation must be quenched but hope for our religious freedom restored and we know the God of our fathers will be with us as we serve him.
    • Thanksgiving Illustrations 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.sermons.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Everyday Thanksgiving Submitted by Wilma J Stirl For those of us who are experiencing "bad days" as of late, here is something to re-direct our woe's.
    • Thanksgiving Illustrations 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.sermons.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.^ It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.
    • Making Light: Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people.
    • Origin of Thanksgiving, Customs, Trivia. Thanksgiving 2006 Date. Thanksgiving History. 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.orenoque.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The people think that they were sad, And grave; I'm sure that they were glad-- They made Thanksgiving Day--that's fun-- We thank the Pilgrims, every one!

    .I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.^ Has Thanksgiving day ever been celebrated on November 21?
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The first Thanksgiving lasted for 3 days.
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In 1789 George Washington proclaimed a National Thanksgiving Day on the last Thursday in November, in honor of the new United States Constitution.

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  • Lord, for the erring thought
    Not into evil wrought:
    Lord, for the wicked will
    Betrayed and baffled still:
    For the heart from itself kept,
    Our thanksgiving accept.^ Abraham Lincoln (1863 Presidential Proclamation) .
    • Rexanne's Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving recipes, cooking tips, turkey hotlines, kid links, Thanksgiving history, football! 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.rexanne.com [Source type: General]

    ^ President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day during the Civil War, on October 3, 1863.
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln, 3 October 1863.
    • Origin of Thanksgiving, Customs, Trivia. Thanksgiving 2006 Date. Thanksgiving History. 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.orenoque.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Marcie: Don't feel bad, Chuck.^ D oesn't it feel in the past several years that Thanksgiving has received "a bad rap" as well as drowning in the increasing hysteria that surrounds the Christmas holidays?

    .Peppermint Patty didn't mean all those things she said.^ No wonder the Lord said that "against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hands in all things" (D&C 59:21).
    • Thanksgiving - LeGrand Richards 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC speeches.byu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All those years I have done that horribly nasty thing and I got away with it.
    • Thanksgiving - A Holiday Page with Info, Fun Facts, Recipes, Humor & More 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.butlerwebs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I feel that meeting I had with you and President Kimball [but President Kimball didn't do any of the preaching; I did all the preaching] really set things in motion for me.
    • Thanksgiving - LeGrand Richards 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC speeches.byu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .Actually, she really likes you.^ You may actually like it (gasp!
    • Thanksgiving@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ You are the Historian Investigating the First Thanksgiving Grade 3 to 6 - Plimouth Plantation- 7180 Investigating the First Thanksgiving - What was it really like??
    • TeachersFirst: Thanksgiving Resources 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.teachersfirst.com [Source type: General]


    .Charlie Brown: I don't feel bad for myself, I just feel bad because I've ruined everyone's Thanksgiving.^ Things don’t move because something is pushing them; they move because they just are, and can continue to do so forever.
    • Thanksgiving | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I've been a DJ, MC, host, cultural icon and trendsetter - as Thanksgiving Brown.
    • Thanksgiving Brown en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You set your mind to it and decide that this will not be some "Charlie Brown" Thanksgiving meal of toast and popcorn.
    • THANKSGIVING WEB SITES ON THE INTERNET 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.cumbavac.org [Source type: General]


    .Marcie: But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck.^ We are indebted to the Lord, and I trust that as we approach Thanksgiving Day, we will make it more than a day of recreation and pleasure by reflecting on what we owe the Lord for the blessings that are ours.
    • Thanksgiving - LeGrand Richards 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC speeches.byu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because what’s more Thanksgiving-y than rolling bouts of nausea?
    • Thanksgiving - Salon.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The feast was more of a traditional English harvest festival than a true "thanksgiving" observance.
    • Thanksgiving:  The True Harvest Festival? 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC yahsaves.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You heard what Linus was saying out there.^ The night before you can inject marinade (there are a zillion recipes, he says) and season the outside.

    ^ I will not open you the windows of heaven,and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
    • Thanksgiving - LeGrand Richards 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC speeches.byu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But if you put anything green in there, make sure you strain it out first.
    • Thanksgiving - Salon.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    .Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too.^ And the children of New England, If they feast or praise or pray, Should bless God for those brave Pilgrims, And their first Thanksgiving Day.

    ^ "I've always thanked God for good things in life and never to ask Him why those good things happened to me, but when bad stuff hit, did I ever ask!

    .We should just be thankful for being together.^ The holiday should be a day for more than just giving thanks.
    • THANKSGIVING WEB SITES ON THE INTERNET 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.cumbavac.org [Source type: General]

    .I think that's what they mean by 'Thanksgiving,' Charlie Brown.^ I think this clip is so funny that it should be shown every Thanksgiving, or at least until they come up with something funnier to fill it's spot.
    • Hulu - Saturday Night Live: Vincent Price's Thanksgiving Special 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.hulu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ask students why they think we celebrate Thanksgiving.

    ^ This is only added to when Peppermint Patty and several others invite themselves over for Charlie Brown's thanksgiving feast.
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  • Thanksgiving has become a day when Americans extend a helping hand to the less fortunate.^ Thanksgiving: An American Muslim heritage day?
    • altmuslim - Thanksgiving: An American Muslim heritage day? 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.altmuslim.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Do native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By helping her parents prepare a huge Thanksgiving feast for a large and loving extended family, Little Mouse gets a hands-on introduction to the holiday—and so will young readers as they lift the flaps to join in the fun of the mouse family's Thanksgiving celebration.
    • Amazon.com: What Is Thanksgiving? (Lifft-The-Flap Story) (9780694004089): Harriet Ziefert, Claire Schumacher: Books 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .Long before there was a government welfare program, this spirit of voluntary giving was ingrained in the American character.^ Technically, *some* Americans have been keeping Christmas for as long as there's been an America, and even before.
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    Americans have always understand that, truly, one must give in order to receive. .This should be a day of giving as well as a day of thanks.^ Remember to give thanks on other days, too.

    ^ We should be giving thanks on a daily basis.
    • altmuslim - Thanksgiving: An American Muslim heritage day? 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.altmuslim.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The holiday should be a day for more than just giving thanks.
    • THANKSGIVING WEB SITES ON THE INTERNET 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.cumbavac.org [Source type: General]

    .
  • We have come far on our American journey since that early Thanksgiving.^ Has Thanksgiving day ever been celebrated on November 21?
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But was it really our FIRST American Thanksgiving?
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    • THE REAL STORY OF THANKSGIVING 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.manataka.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Soon will come Thanksgiving Day.
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    .In the intervening years, we have lived through times of war and peace, years of poverty and plenty, and seasons of social and political upheaval that have shaped and forever changed our national character and experience.^ There were no exceptions; the entire nation of Israel was called forward to celebrate this time of the year.
    • Thanksgiving:  The True Harvest Festival? 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC yahsaves.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Through steady and hard work, the colony was able to live moderately well without extremes of wealth or poverty.
    • Annie's Thanksgiving History & Symbols Page 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.annieshomepage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Hold dear to your heart those traditions that shape our lives.
    • THANKSGIVING WEB SITES ON THE INTERNET 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.cumbavac.org [Source type: General]

    .As we gather around our Thanksgiving tables again this year, it is a fitting time to reflect on how the events of our rich history have affected those we care about and those who came before us.^ A Thanksgiving Toast for your table from us: .
    • Thanksgiving History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

    ^ For those of us who love food, the days between Thanksgiving and New Years can be an embarrassment of riches.
    • Serious Eats: Thanksgiving Recipes, How-To's, Menu Planning, Turkey Roasting, Sides 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.seriouseats.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Great at Thanksgiving; good any time of the year.
    • Thanksgiving Theme Unit - Worksheets and Printables 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.abcteach.com [Source type: General]

    .As we acknowledge the past, we do so knowing that the individual blessings for which we give thanks may have changed, but our gratitude to God and our commitment to our fellow Americans remain constant.^ Give thanks to Him, bless His name!

    ^ It is the time to express our gratitude to God.
    • Thanksgiving Cards, Free Thanksgiving eCards, Greeting Cards from 123greetings.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.123greetings.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Thank you, God, for giving me a Beautiful life, Knowing Thee.

    .
  • Thanksgiving is not an anachronism whose time is past.^ Has Thanksgiving day ever been celebrated on November 21?
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In 1789 George Washington proclaimed a National Thanksgiving Day on the last Thursday in November, in honor of the new United States Constitution.

    ^ Eventually, Abraham Lincoln listened and in 1863 decided to proclaim the last day in November as an official Thanksgiving Day for the entire nation.
    • Thanksgiving History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

    .It is much more than a holiday to celebrate a meal shared between the Pilgrims and Native Americans.^ Do native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This is much more difficult than it looks!
    • Pre-K Pages | Pre-Kindergarten | Preschool | Kindergarten | Thanksgiving Unit 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.pre-kpages.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Because it was the first treaty between Native Americans and the pilgrims.
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    It is a time to reflect and be thankful for what we have--not for what we cherish, desire or envy. .
  • [Thanksgiving is] my favorite holiday, I think.^ My favorite Thanksgiving memory is...
    • Thanksgiving Theme Unit - Worksheets and Printables 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.abcteach.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Not sure how long that is, but I know one thing: Thanksgiving is Bernie’s favorite holiday.

    ^ In November 1941, Congress passed a law mandating the fourth Thursday in November as the permanent date for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    • Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.alden.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It's without a doubt my favorite American Holiday.^ Its not my favorite holiday either but I think it gives everyone a great excuse to bond with family and get drunk.
    • Thanksgiving Part I | Luxirare 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC luxirare.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Memorable Thanksgiving Gift Ideas and Activities   Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.
    • Thanksgiving Lapbook 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    I love Christmastime, Chanuka etc. .But Thanksgiving is as close as we get to a nationalist holiday in America (a country where nationalism as a concept doesn't really fit).^ Which country first adopted Thanksgiving as a national holiday?
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Today in America, we have proclaimed it as a national holiday - Thanksgiving.

    ^ Who declared Thanksgiving a national holiday?
    • THANKSGIVING WEB SITES ON THE INTERNET 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.cumbavac.org [Source type: General]

    .Thanksgiving's roots are pre-founding, which means its not a political holiday in any conventional sense.^ HuffPost Wire Services New holiday color: green A pre-Thanksgiving recipe that trots out turkey Save up to 50% on Thanksgiving dinner!
    • Thanksgiving : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We are giving thanks for the soil, the land, for the gifts of providence which were bequeathed to us long before we figured out our political system.^ Giving thanks to Yahweh for the harvest He has provided .
    • Thanksgiving:  The True Harvest Festival? 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC yahsaves.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
    • Making Light: Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ To enable us to carry out our own undertaking, we need the active cooperation of all loyal people in the North and East, and to them we confindently appeal.
    • TheFood Timeline--Thanksgiving food history 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.foodtimeline.org [Source type: General]

    .Moreover, because there are no gifts, the holiday isn't nearly so vulnerable to materialism and commercialism.^ It’s a good thing my favorite Thanksgiving food isn’t turkey, because I’m pretty sure if there’s anything I’m going to mess up, it’s the bird.
    • Thanksgiving | The Frisky 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Preach all you want because there is no such god.
    • Thanksgiving - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The fact that this holiday is still nearly universally celebrated in a nation where there are over 2 million Indians says a lot about how far race relations have come.
    • Thanksgiving@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Thanksgiving@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It's about things -- primarily family and private accomplishments and blessings -- that don't overlap very much with politics of any kind.^ Our consumer society is all about need and craving, and politics is so much about complaint and resentment, and here is a day devoted to something else.
    • Thanksgiving - Salon.com 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It turns out to be very big and also a kind of clock, plus something about the stars.

    ^ But I feel that we are going to get a much better perspective on things soon, and for that I will be very thankful.
    • Thanksgiving | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We are thankful for the truly important things: our children and their health, for our friends, for the things which make life rich and joyful.^ Thank you for the little things that make life complete.

    ^ Please remember and bless all our familys and friends, keep them safe from harm and in good health.

    ^ First, thank you for the little things that often come our way, The things we take for granted but don't mention when we pray.

    .As for all the stuff about killing Indians and whatnot, I can certainly understand why Indians might have some ambivalence about the holiday (though I suspect many do not).^ The English landed and killed some Indians, but the rest hid in the thick forests of the island and the English went from one deserted village to the next, destroying crops.
    • Mitchel Cohen: Why I Hate Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Wampanoag Indians were not the "friendly savages" some of us were told about when we were in the primary grades.
    • Thanksgiving Information 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.2020tech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The topic of the lecture was about marriages and why some go bad.
    • Thanksgiving - A Holiday Page with Info, Fun Facts, Recipes, Humor & More 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.butlerwebs.com [Source type: General]

    .The sad -- and fortunate -- truth is that the European conquest of North America was an unremarkable old world event (one tribe defeating another tribe and taking their land; happened all the time) which ushered in a gloriously hopeful new age for humanity.^ When they heard about the New World in North America, they thought it would be a great place where they could go and live in freedom.

    ^ The world looks on this day as so important to gather together for family that the travel industry gets a larger boost at this one time of the year than for Christmas.
    • Thanksgiving:  The True Harvest Festival? 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC yahsaves.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Their voluntary separation from the Old World to establish a new Christian commonwealth in America was seized on as historical sanction for the American separation from England, and their high ideals and simple way of life extolled as a model for all Americans.
    • Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.alden.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    America remains the last best hope for mankind. .Still, I think it would be silly to deny how America came to be, but the truth makes me no less grateful that America did come to be.^ Did the pilgrims come to America for Religious Freedom?
    • Annie's Thanksgiving History & Symbols Page 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.annieshomepage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think it would make a nice book cover as is .
    • Audrey's Thanksgiving Page 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.teacherhelp.org [Source type: General]

    ^ In mythology, it was magical and would never empty, no matter how much was taken from it.
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    Also, I really, really like the food. .
  • Thanksgiving provides a formal context in which to consider the instances of kindness that have enlightened our lives, for moments of grace that have gotten us through when all seemed lost.^ In 1789 George Washington proclaimed a National Thanksgiving Day on the last Thursday in November, in honor of the new United States Constitution.

    ^ To enable us to carry out our own undertaking, we need the active cooperation of all loyal people in the North and East, and to them we confindently appeal.
    • TheFood Timeline--Thanksgiving food history 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.foodtimeline.org [Source type: General]

    ^ November 26, 2009, 12:31 PM : Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of you!
    • Making Light: Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    These are fine and sentimental subjects for contemplation. .
    • Jon Carroll, San Francisco Chronicle [2] (November 24, 2005)
  • Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather together and express gratitude for all that we have been given, the freedoms we enjoy, and the loved ones who enrich our lives.^ Thanksgiving E-Cards Send an e-card to family and friends .
    • Audrey's Thanksgiving Page 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.teacherhelp.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Psalm 100 Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to get together to Thank God for His blessings.

    ^ I love my family, Gathered all together.
    • Preschool Education Music & Songs : Holiday > Thanksgiving 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.preschooleducation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We recognize that all of these blessings, and life itself, come not from the hand of man but from Almighty God.^ All ye Pilgrims with your wives and little ones, do gather at the meeting House, on the hill there to listen to the pastor, and render Thanksgiving to the Almighty God for all His blessings.

    ^ We give thanks for life, the freedom to enjoy it all and all other blessings.

    ^ These cute paper dolls come with all kinds of accessories, turkey, hats, head bands, horse, papoose, pumpkins, and more.

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  • Thanksgiving, a poem by Florence Earle Coates from Lyrics of Life (1909). .("Now gracious plenty rules the board,")
  • Thanksgiving, another poem by Florence Earle Coates from Pieces for Every Day the Schools Celebrate (1921).^ Has Thanksgiving day ever been celebrated on November 21?
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Do native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
    • WikiAnswers - Thanksgiving Questions including "Which American President established Thanksgiving as a national holiday" 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Since Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation in 1863 in the midst of the Civil War, Americans have celebrated a November Thursday as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.
    • altmuslim - Thanksgiving: An American Muslim heritage day? 2 February 2010 17:34 UTC www.altmuslim.com [Source type: General]

    ("Thou that dost save through pain,")

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  1. (Canadian, US) Thanksgiving Day
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"The First Thanksgiving", painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (18631930).

Thanksgiving is a holiday in the USA and Canada when people give thanks. It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA and on the second Monday of October in Canada.

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln set aside the last Thursday of November as a national Day of Thanksgiving.[1] American immigrants brought the customs and practices of the American Thanksgiving to Canada, beginning on April 5, 1872. The United States Congress permanently established the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday in the year 1941, and Canadian Parliament later established the second Monday of each October as a national holiday in the year 1957.

The First Thanksgiving

Although not as famous, the first "day of Thanksgiving" actually took place at Berkeley Hundred, Virginia in 1619 - a year before the Mayflower brought the Pilgrims to Massachusetts.

The Pilgrims were early settlers on the east coast of North America. They traveled from England on a ship called the Mayflower and made their new home in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts, 380 km northeast of what is now New York.

Many of the Pilgrims died during their first winter in North America. They were cold and did not have enough food. The following year, though, the Native Americans, who were from the Wampanoag tribe, helped them grow crops. At harvest time in the winter of 1621, they were very thankful that they had a good crop of food to eat during the coming winter. They thanked God and the Wampanoags for teaching them how to grow crops.

They invited three of the Wampanoags who had helped them to their feast. They were Squanto, Samoset, and Chief Massasoit. The Wampanoags brought their families. This was over 90 people. There were so many people that the Pilgrims did not have enough food to make the meal, so the Wampanoags brought along their own food for the feast.

The Wampanoags brought turkey, duck, fish, deer, berries, squash, and cornbread. They also brought things that they had farmed and shown the Pilgrims how to care for.

Thanksgiving today

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A traditional thanksgiving dinner today.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a four-day holiday over the weekend. Families and friends usually eat a special meal together (usually with a turkey as the main dish). This meal also usually includes mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, several casseroles, and stuffing. This meal is made to remember a group of settlers called the Pilgrims, who came from England in 1620 to make a new life in North America. The food eaten today for Thanksgiving is very different from the food that was eaten at the First Thanksgiving in 1621.

On television, there are parades and football games.

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