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1 Thanksgiving on Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:45 am

gypsy


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What does it really mean to you?

2 Re: Thanksgiving on Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:45 pm

runawayhorses


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In a nutshell?

Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is a holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.

The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention. The traditional "first Thanksgiving" is the celebration that occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621. The Plymouth celebration occurred early in the history of what would become one of the original thirteen colonies that became the United States. The celebration became an important part of the American myth by the 1800s.[citation needed] This Thanksgiving, modeled after celebrations that were commonplace in contemporary Europe, is generally regarded as America's first. Elementary school teacher Robyn Gioia has argued that the earliest attested "thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida. Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving

3 Re: Thanksgiving on Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:25 am

gypsy


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Thanksgiving

Of course a remembrance/of the Pilgrims, who forged ahead.
discovery of this Beautiful country we live in!! AMERICA~
an invasion to an extent,called progress..
a coming together of many cultures
a building of fairness. Empathy/Love of people~

Now a meeting together of family.friends an a salute to all who fought,for this>>
Freedom! A celebration

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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