Thanksgiving or is it?

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It’s thanksgiving in America today which is celebrated on the last Thursday of November. Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, dutiful to god, although it has now become more of secular celebration. So what is the story behind this? Long story cut short is that the Plymouth colonists (also known as the pilgrims) and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast to celebrate a successful harvest. After that for more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November and President Frankiln D. Roosvelt approved it in congress 1941 to be held on the last Thursday in November. My only question left to ask is ‘I wonder if the indigenous people of America celebrate Thanksgiving?’


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