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History of Thanksgiving Traditions

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When the fourth Thursday in November rolls around everyone in the United States is eagerly awaiting a tradition-filled day full of turkey, football and lots of family and friend time. Thanksgiving seems to be vastly different because unlike some holidays, such as New Year’s Eve, the Fourth of July and Halloween, when people traditionally go […]

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The First Thanksgiving Menu

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When we think about Thanksgiving dinner, there are certain food items that come to mind. We think of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. We generally think about this as the “traditional Thanksgiving dinner” and probably assume that the Pilgrims ate a similar dinner. After all, that is how it became traditional, right? […]

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What Do The Pilgrims Have To Do With Thanksgiving?

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We generally think of the Pilgrims as all of the English settlers that came to the Americas during the early 1600s. However, the Pilgrims were only the settlers of one of the colonies during that time. The people who we now call the pilgrims were the settlers of the Plymouth Colony in what is now […]

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Thanksgiving: From Pilgrims to Pocahontas

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The history of Thanksgiving is a little confusing. Part of the reason for this is that there were at least three “first” Thanksgivings, and the one that is most closely associated with what we celebrate today was not a holiday but a one-time feast to celebrate a particular harvest. I hope that this article will […]

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Myths or Facts About Thanksgiving?

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There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the Thanksgiving Holiday. Somehow, the old stories have blended or have been distorted, and the picture that we envision when we think about the first Thanksgiving is not a true picture at all. For every misconception, there is a fact. Maybe this will help replace some […]

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A Look At The Thanksgiving Holiday

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Do you know that the first Thanksgiving did not take place in America but in Canada? It’s true; an English explorer named Martin Frobisher had an official Thanksgiving feast in Canada to express his thankfulness to God after surviving a long and hard sea voyage. This first North American Thanksgiving became a yearly celebration and […]

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History of Thanksgiving: A Timeline

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The history of Thanksgiving is a little more complex than the history of some of the other American holidays. The celebration that we typically think of was in Plymouth Massachusetts. That was the celebration with the Pilgrims and the Indians, and it took place in 1621, but there were other Thanksgiving celebrations before that. After […]

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