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Thanksgiving is a national, cultural holiday observed in the United States, as well as in Canada, Liberia, Granada, Puerto Rico, and on Norfolk Island.
In America, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
The holiday is generally known as a show of gratitude to the spirit for a bountiful harvest.
The day is characterized by grand parades, pro football games, and festivals featuring huge quantities of food.
FACTS ABOUT THANKSGIVING IN AMERICA
The first American Thanksgiving celebration took place in 1621 at the Plymouth Plantation in what is now Massachusetts. Crops raised by the pilgrims were especially abundant that year.
Thanksgiving Day celebrations were originally prompted by successful harvests.
The reason why turkey is the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is because turkey was also especially abundant that year.
The indigenous peoples who joined the celebration were soon to learn that there is no such thing as a "free lunch."
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America's first President, George Washington, announced the first nationwide Thanksgiving in the United States on November 26, 1789.
At that time, The United States of America was only thirteen years old, and only twelve states had yet been admitted to the union.
George Washington declared this day as:
"...a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God."
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