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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.


Find out more about the history of Thanksgiving 2018, including videos, ... Kids History: The First Thanksgiving 4min. History of .... Thanksgiving's Ancient Origins .


The origins of Thanksgiving. By Manuela Tobias on Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 11:16 a.m.. A woman presents a Thanksgiving turkey.


Nov 20, 2017 ... Nowadays, Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around food and family — but the day's origins are far darker.


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 ...


Nov 21, 2017 ... Not to rain on our Thanksgiving Day parade, but the story of the first Thanksgiving , as most Americans have been taught it, is not exactly ...


The American Thanksgiving also has its origin in the faith practices of Puritan New England, where strict Calvinist doctrine sanctioned only the Sabbath, fast ...


Introduction. Thanksgiving is a venerable and much beloved American holiday. In colonial times it was primarily a harvest holiday, in which the colonists offered ...


THE REAL STORY OF THANKSGIVING. by Susan Bates. Most of us associate the holiday with happy Pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. And that ...