How Did Thanksgiving Start?

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In 1621 the first thanksgiving was held by the Pilgrims and the Indians. However, this did not lead to a traditional holiday and certainly not to a national one. It was when Abraham Lincoln was in office that he declared the last Thursday of November Thanksgiving Day in 1863. That is when it finally became a national holiday.
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The First Thanksgiving took place in 1621 at the Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts.
In one way, Thanksgiving started in 1621 with the Pilgrims. However, it was rarely celebrated again until George Washington declared a day of Thanksgiving in 1777. Abraham declared the next national Thanksgiving Day in 1863, and it has been celebrated continuously since then. Thanksgiving Day was made an official, legal, national holiday in 1941 under F. D. Roosevelt. You can find more information here: www.history.com
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The pilgrims did, when they shared with indians in 1861. Then President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863. We have a lot to be thankful for. For more information
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