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Thanksgiving was first celebrated to give thanks for a good harvest by the colonists of Plymouth Plantation and members of the Wampanoag Indian tribe in 1621.

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Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival.

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Nov 21, 2011 ... The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was held to celebrate a bountiful ... at the University of Texas at Austin, was the real origin of Thanksgiving— so ...

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Find out more about the history of History of Thanksgiving, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and ... Thanksgiving's Ancient Origins.

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Description of how the U.S. Thanksgiving Day came to be. Answer provided by Wallbuilders.

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Thanksgiving in North America: From Local Harvests to National Holiday ... This 1623 festival appears to have been the origin of our Thanksgiving Day because ...

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Nov 28, 2013 ... We've all heard how the Pilgrims and the Native Americans got together and partied down at the first Thanksgiving, but that one wasn't really ...

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Thanksgiving Day in the United States is an annual day of thanks for the blessings of the past year, observed on the fourth Thursday in November in each of the ...

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Of all of the holidays to be observed in our calendar year, Thanksgiving is ... The tradition of Thanksgiving, as we Americans recognize it today, indeed did not ...