Thanksgiving thoughts ...
As the nation pauses to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we hope people will indeed find many things to be thankful for.
The traditional Thanksgiving holiday, as most people know it, is a celebration by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted three days, and—as recounted by attendee Edward Winslow— was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims.
However, there are conflicting ideas about when the original Thanksgiving happened, the celebration itself and who attended.
Traditionally celebrations happened after the annual harvest and this was no exception. Both the Native Americans and the pilgrims were thankful to reap the harvests that ensured food for the winter.
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