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  Thanksgiving Day,Thanksgiving Day 2007,Thanks Giving Day,Thanksgiving Day Harvest Festival
Thanksgiving Day is a joyous family festival celebrated with lot of enthusiasm in US, Canada and several other countries.
Thanksgiving Day Festival commemorates the feast held by the Pilgrim colonists and members of the Wampanoag people at Plymouth in 1621.
On this day people express gratitude to God for his blessings and give thanks to dear ones for their love and support.
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 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation,Proclamation of Thanksgiving Day,Thanksgiving Proclamation
According to it, November 26 was declared as 'A day of public thanksgiving and prayer'.
Later in the 18th century each of the states periodically would designate a day of thanksgiving in honor of a military victory, an adoption of a state constitution or an exceptionally bountiful crop.
Such a Thanksgiving Day celebration was held in December of 1777 by the colonies nationwide, commemorating the surrender of British General Burgoyne at Saratoga.
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  Today in History: November 25
Throughout the colonial period and into the nineteenth century, official days of feasting and fasting commemorated periods of good and poor fortune.
day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.
Although early Thanksgiving days were spontaneous celebrations, by the mid-nineteenth century an annual fall Thanksgiving meal was customary throughout much of the nation.
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  Thanksgiving Day - MSN Encarta
Thanksgiving Day, legal holiday observed annually in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November.
Two years later, during a period of drought, a day of fasting and prayer was changed to one of thanksgiving because rains came during the prayers.
U.S. president George Washington proclaimed another day of thanksgiving in 1789 in honor of the ratification of the Constitution of the United States.
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 Thanksgiving Crafts, Worksheets, and Activities - EnchantedLearning.com
The first Thanksgiving in the USA was a feast in 1621 shared by the Pilgrims (who had recently settled Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts) and the Wampanoag Indians, who shared their corn, squash, and wild turkeys.
Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln.
In Canada, Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday by the Canadian Parliament in 1879.
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 Thanks Giving Day - Special Days - World Holidays - GK India
Thanksgiving Day is a day set aside each year for giving thanks to God for blessings received during the year.
Thanksgiving is usually a family day, celebrated with big dinners and joyous reunions.
Thanksgiving Day in Canada is celebrated in much the same way as in the United States.
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Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
Thanksgiving, with its roast turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pies is a distinctively American holiday.
Thanksgiving can also be traced back to the ancient Jewish Feast of Tabernacles, which lasted eight days, also to a nine-day celebration, the Greek feast of Demeter, goddess of agriculture; and the Roman Cerealia, honoring Ceres.
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 Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October.
The first Thanksgiving Day in Canada after Confederation was observed on April 15, 1872, to celebrate the recovery of The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from a serious illness.
Thanksgiving provides an opportunity to look at pioneer life, and it is an ideal time to celebrate the importance of Canadian farmers for all Canadians.
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 Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Origin, Thanksgiving History, Thanksgiving Greetings, Thnaksgiving Parade, Thanksgiving ...
The Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock held their Thanksgiving in 1621 as a three day "thank you" celebration to the leaders of the Wampanoag Indian tribe and their families for teaching them the survival skills they needed to make it in the New World.
Thanksgiving day continued to be celebrated in the United States on different days in different states until Mrs.
The first formal celebration of Thanksgiving in North America was held by an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who attempted to establish an English settlement on Baffin Island, after failing to discover a northern passage to the Orient in 1576.
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 Thanksgiving Cards Ecards E-Cards Greetings - Free from Care2!
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season.
Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated with family, enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner often featuring turkey and a pumpkin pie.
Thanksgiving is also a time to be thankful, remember and cherish all the things you have been blessed with.
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 Thanksgiving Day
The first Thanksgiving was observed in 1621 by a group English settlers.
Thanksgiving was erratically recognized until 1827 when Sarah Joseph Hale started a campaign to make it a national holiday.
In an appealing amalgam of history, fiction, and crafts, the story is about a family preparing for and celebrating Thanksgiving in 1841.
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 The Thanksgiving Story
It is notable that this thanksgiving celebration probably did not include the Indians, as the celebration was meant partly to be in recognition of the colonists' recent victory over the "heathen natives," (see the proclamation).
George Washington proclaimed a National Day of Thanksgiving in 1789, although some were opposed to it.
And in 1941, Thanksgiving was finally sanctioned by Congress as a legal holiday, as the fourth Thursday in November.
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 Thanksgiving Day — FactMonster.com
The first proclaimed day of thanksgiving in the colony was not held until 1623 (probably at the end of July), following an improvement in prospects for the still struggling colony, and was a day of prayer, not feasting.
After the American Revolution the first national Thanksgiving Day, proclaimed by President George Washington, was Nov. 26, 1789, and the Episcopal Church began celebrating an annual day of thanksgiving on the first Thursday in November.
The day is observed by church services and family reunions; the customary turkey dinner is a reminder of the wildfowl served at the Pilgrims' celebration.
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 Thanksgiving Day
The president issues a proclamation, calling on the citizens, all Federal officials, and others subject to Federal authority to observe the day as one of national thanksgiving and prayer.The governors of states concur in the president's proclamation and also recommend the citizens to observe the holiday, and all public business is suspended.
Thanksgiving Day is an American holiday and therefore is not pagan.
Thanksgiving Day is not one of YHWH's ordained or authorized Feasts.
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 Encyclopedia Smithsonian:Thanksgiving
Berkley Hundred settlers held a Thanksgiving service in accordance with their charter which stated that the day of their arrival in Virginia should be observed yearly as a day of Thanksgiving, but within a few years an Indian uprising ended further services (Dabney).
The next three Presidents proclaimed, at most, two days of thanksgiving sometime during their terms of office, either on their own initiative or at the request of a joint Resolution of Congress.
President James Madison proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving to be held on April 13, 1815, the last such proclamation issued by a President until Abraham Lincoln did so in 1862.
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 THE FIRST THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION - Archiving Early America
A Thanksgiving Day two hundred years ago was a day set aside for prayer and fasting, not a day marked by plentiful food and drink as is today's custom.
Later in the 18th century each of the states periodically would designate a day of thanksgiving in honor of a military victory, an adoption of a state constitution or an exceptionally bountiful crop.
uch a Thanksgiving Day celebration celebration was held in December of 1777 by the colonies nationwide, commemorating the surrender of British General Burgoyne at Saratoga.
www.earlyamerica.com /earlyamerica/firsts/thanksgiving   (342 words)

  
 Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day
From 1921 to 1930, the Armistice Day Act provided that Thanksgiving would be observed on Armistice Day, which was fixed by statute on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell.
Accordingly, the old practice was resumed of fixing Thanksgiving Day by proclamation, and it has been since 1931 on the second Monday of October, with the exception of 1935 where, after Thanksgiving Day had been fixed on October 14, it was decided to hold the general election on that date.
In 1957, a proclamation was issued fixing permanently Thanksgiving Day on that day, thus eliminating the necessity of an annual proclamation.
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 Thanksgiving Day
A day of thanksgiving was also held in 1623, by the Pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation, Massachusetts.
This began a tradition of Presidential proclamations concerning the meaning of Thanksgiving and the day it would be celebrated each year.
Thanksgiving Day is said to define our cultural identity as well as sustain old traditions.
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 About the USA > Holidays > Thanksgiving
Independence Day I Labor Day I Columbus Day I Veterans Day I Thanksgiving I Christmas
Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November, but many Americans take a day of vacation on the following Friday to make a four-day weekend, during which they may travel long distances to visit family and friends.
To this day, Thanksgiving dinner almost always includes some of the foods served at the first feast: roast turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, pumpkin pie.
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 The Thanksgiving Story
It is notable that this thanksgiving celebration probably did not include the Indians, as the celebration was meant partly to be in recognition of the colonists' recent victory over the "heathen natives," (see the proclamation).
George Washington proclaimed a National Day of Thanksgiving in 1789, although some were opposed to it.
And in 1941, Thanksgiving was finally sanctioned by Congress as a legal holiday, as the fourth Thursday in November.
www.wilstar.com /holidays/thankstr.htm   (812 words)

  
 Celebrate! Holidays In The U.S.A. - Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
The American Thanksgiving holiday began as a feast of thanksgiving in the early days of the American colonies almost four hundred years ago.
"The historic observance of a day of thanksgiving at Plymouth, in 1621, was one of many occasions on which our ancestors paused to acknowledge their dependence on the mercy and favor of Divine Providence.
Today, on this Thanksgiving Day, likewise observed during a season of celebration and harvest, we have added cause for rejoicing: the seeds of democratic thought sown on these shores continue to take root around the world...
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Thanksgiving Day
The first national observance was when President Washington, at the request of Congress, recommended Thursday, 26 November, 1789, to the people of the United States "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God".
In 1817 Thanksgiving Day was first officially noticed in New York State, and by 1859 its observance had spread to twenty-eight states and two territories.
Historians of the day attempt to trace the origin of Governor Bradford's idea (1621) back to the old Hebrew Feast of the Tabernacles and through the ages to the ancient Greek Harvest Feast, Thesmophoria, the Roman Cerealia, and the English Harvest Home.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : Thanksgiving Day (Activity)
A letter of 1779 tells of the Thanksgiving feast of that year in a well-to-do home venison at one end of the long table, at the other chines of pork and roasted turkeys, and set between them pigeon pasties.
In 1789 the Congress of the United States suggested making legal a day of thanksgiving for signal favors from Almighty God, who had afforded the nation an opportunity "peaceably to establish a constitution of government for their safety and happiness." President Washington liked the idea and issued a proclamation to this effect.
Since that day, each year the President of the United States issues the proclamation which invites the nation to give thanks for its progress under God and to enjoy the fruits of the earth which God has given them.
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 Canadian Thanksgiving
In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
Eventually in 1879, Parliament declared November 6th a day of Thanksgiving and a national holiday.
After World War I, both Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the Monday of the week in which November 11th occurred.
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 All About Thanksgiving 2004
Thanksgiving is the expression of gratitude and the giving of thanks.
In 1817 New York State adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom, and by the middle of the 19th century many other states had done the same.
Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday in Canada, celebrated, since 1957, on the second Monday in October.
www.homeschooled-kids.com /allaboutthanksgiving.html   (1328 words)

  
 Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November.
Thanksgiving festivals continued throughout colonial and early American times, but for much of that period, the holiday wasn't celebrated every year.
On October 3, 1863, in the middle of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln appointed a national day of Thanksgiving to be observed on the last Thursday in November.
www.calendar-updates.com /info/holidays/us/thanksgiving.aspx   (401 words)

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