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Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a ...... He wrote in The Huffington Post: "The idea of a day of Thanksgiving has been a part of the Native American ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in Canada, the United ... other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.

www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving

Now remembered as American's “first Thanksgiving”—although the Pilgrims themselves may not have used the term at the time—the festival lasted for three ...

kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/thanksgiving-traditions

Most families follow traditions begun on the first Thanksgiving, but many have their own traditions that they follow each year. Here are some of the common ...

www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/thanksgiving-ideas/a35457/thanksgiving-trivia

Nov 20, 2018 ... These cool Thanksgiving facts will surprise family and friends this year. ... Presidents originally had to declare it a holiday every year. ... Thomas came up with the idea of filling 5,000 aluminum trays with the turkey – along with ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2014/11/26/why-we-celebrate-thanksgiving-every-year-it-isnt-what-you-think

Nov 24, 2016 ... If you think Americans have been celebrating Thanksgiving annually ... and became captivated with the idea of turning it into a national holiday.

time.com/4577082/thanksgiving-holiday-history-origins

Nov 23, 2016 ... Thanksgiving as a national holiday owes its origins to Sarah Josepha Hale, who lobbied Abraham Lincoln—and wrote "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

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Nov 25, 2014 ... Thanksgiving betrays a need — which we see throughout American history — to create a shared national identity. And, in this case, we have ...

www.tasteofhome.com/collection/thanksgiving-dinner-ideas

These Thanksgiving dinner ideas are great for traditionalists and folks looking to ... You'll have an elegant centerpiece to your meal with this tender, juicy turkey.